Overview: The Challenge
The very fabric of life that human society and economic well-being depend upon is being destroyed.
In 2008 MIT reviewed 8 different world future scenarios. None was judged to be sustainable in the long run.
The signs are all around us: accelerating species extinctions, climate instability, water shortages, and so much more. Income and wealth are so unevenly distributed that billions of people are subjected to truly inhumane conditions, and face no prospect of living a healthy and fulfilling life.
As the saying goes – if we do not change direction, we will wind up where we are heading. To secure a viable future, we must shift course.