Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

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By (author) David Archibald

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  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 26mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Washington DC
  • ISBN 10: 1621571580
  • ISBN 13: 9781621571582
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 67,220

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Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over--prepare for the twilight of abundance. David Archibald reveals the grim future the world faces on its current trajectory: massive fuel shortages, the bloodiest warfare in human history, a global starvation crisis, and a rapidly cooling planet. Archibald combines pioneering science with keen economic knowledge to predict the global disasters that could destroy civilization as we know it--disasters that are waiting just around the corner. But there's good news, too: We can have a good future if we prepare for it. Advanced, civilized countries can have a permanently high standard of living if they choose to invest in the technologies that will get them there. Archibald, a climate scientist as well as an inventor and a financial specialist, explains which scientific breakthroughs can save civilization in the coming crisis--if we can cut through the special interest opposition to these innovations and allow free markets to flourish.

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David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science, and energy. A true polymath, his achievements include pioneering the study of how climate change is linked to the solar cycle. Through his work both in oil exploration, and as a stockbroker in Sydney, he has developed an intricate understanding of how climate, energy, and the economy interact. Archibald uses this knowledge to make predictions about how the forces already in motion in the global economy and climate will affect the future prosperity and security of the world.