Surviving the 21st Century
Humanity's Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome ThemBook - 2017
"This book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilisation and, potentially, to our species' long-term future. This isn't a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level--but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why 'Homo sapiens' is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it."--Back cover.
Publisher: [Cham, Switzerland] : . Springer,
Branch Call Number: ANF 304.2 CRIB
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Surviving the twenty-first century