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2030 Spike
Colin Mason
Price: $ 29.95

* The disturbing disclosure of six "drivers" - depleting fuel supplies, population growth, poverty, climate change, famine and water shortages - that will converge in a catastrophic "spike" in the decade of 2030 * Reveals how the world is poised to plunge into a new Dark Age - unless we act now * Reassuringly presents a prioritized action plan to avoid the coming crisis and build a bright future The 2030 decade will see six "drivers" converge with unprecedented force in a statistical "spike" on the graph paper of life. Depleted fuel supplies, rampant population growth, poverty, climate change, famine and water shortages are all on a crash course that could plunge the world into a global dark age. Mason cuts through the rhetoric, reams of often conflicting information and doomsaying to illustrate a broad picture of the world as it is and the courses of action that we need to take now to avoid catastrophe. With over 100 priorities for immediate action to prevent crisis in the future, this book presents a way forward to a bright and prosperous future for all people.

Colin Mason was a senator in the Australian Federal Parliament for nine years and served on the Senate Standing Committee for Science and Environment. A well-known former foreign correspondent and broadcaster, he was also the SEATO adviser to the Thai government. Mason is the author of 12 books including A Short History of Asia (Macmillan).

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