Humanity today faces a multitude of threats to its survial. Will our species survive the coming century? Are we threatened by a demographic time-bomb? Will there be food for all? Can we eliminate poverty? And how can we forestall global warming and the onward march of the world's deserts?
This book looks at the major challenges of the future. Packed with the latest information and scientific understandings, it traverses a rich tapestry of crucial issues, threats and choices confronting humanity and proposes a new start based on four broad contracts: social, natural, cultural and ethical.
In a world where problems are taking on increasingly global dimensions, we must come up with global solutions. We need to turn a culture of violence into a culture of peace. The choice is stark: either a 21st century with a human face or the grimacing mask of a 'Brave New World'.