Contents

Contents

Extract from THE REALITY OF GLOBAL CRISES

 

 

Introduction   Hidden consequences of an interconnected world

 

Chapter 1   CAPITALISM CRISES

The unsolved puzzle of the banking crises

Reasons any sensible bank tries to keep things as they are

Why escalating global financial crises are inevitable

Changing faster than the competition 

The open-secret that 70% of change-initiatives fail 

Rolling News and the unintended distortions it creates 

Blind leading the blind 

How politicians and journalists each Dance with the Devil 

The fallacy regarding how Survival of the Fittest works 

Reducing the threats: UNELECTED RESPONSIBILITY 

 

Chapter 2   INDUSTRIALIZATION CRISES

How one-time energy got the world-economy addicted

Clouded interpretations of pollution

Climate-change and confusion

The reality behind scientific consensus

Why oil and energy suppliers feel it wrong to tell the truth

Limited alternatives for Alternative Energy

Escalating energy costs and powerlessness

Locked on course for a slow‑motion economic crash

Reducing the threats: TRUE COSTING

 

Chapter 3   POPULATION CRISES

Competitive Overuse

Depleting forests and depleting top-soil

The imminent collapse of world fish stocks

Why unsustainable water usage threatens food supplies

Current early-stage failure of crucial ecosystems

China and India – and so us all – at severe medium-term risk

Once again locked on course

National self-interest and political short-sightedness

Nearing an end-stage of catastrophic collapse

Reducing the threats: COLLECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY

 

Chapter 4   RELIGION CRISES

The blessing and the curse of long-established religions

Alternatives that people were never exposed to before

The inexorable escalation of scientific revelation

24/7 on how religious leaders behave and the advice they give

Unprecedented access to confusion

How intolerance and dogmatism lead to polarization

Why ‘Western depravity’ insults Islamic fundamentalists

Why the Religious Right feels it has to take over the world

Why the Vatican has to be so conservative it risks schism

End of days

Reducing the threats: MIRRORED TOLERANCE

 

Chapter 5   HIGH-TECH CRISES

Global vulnerability to disruptions in High-Tech

The near-total defenselessness of modern society

IT and telecom networks under growing cyberattack

How pharmaceuticals risk being overwhelmed by bacteria

Deliberate bioterrorism or a silly mistake

When even the Scientific Method risks failing

Reducing the threats: PRE‑EMPTIVE RECOVERY

 

Chapter 6   GLOBALIZATION CRISES

Everything simultaneously better and worse

Wild market swings, economic crashes and social meltdown

The unintended lack of control brought by multinationals

Unmanageable pandemics

Immigration time-bombs

An international community on permanent alert

Why the Establishment appears to suffer from bad people

Impossible challenges that governments nonetheless accept

How the EU, NATO and other supranational bodies all fail

The inevitable but fundamental inadequacies of the UN

An entire world-economy in peril

Reducing the threats: HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE

 

Chapter 7   TAKING THE INITIATIVE

If not now – then when?

If not the most powerful – then who?

Trusted Observers

Vigilant Counselors

Global Advocates

Accelerating Responsiveness to crises

Focusing on High-Impact-but-Difficult changes

Good-enough to get started

The seven rules of Global Guilds

Global realignment