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The Global Crisis: A Summary

The global crisis doesn't yet have a suitable name, one that the public grasps and uses to represent the totality of the factors that are converging into a potentially catastrophic global crisis. Candidates for a suitable name include "global problematique" by Aurelio Peccei, founder of the Club of Rome, publisher of "Limits to Growth." But that name never caught on. So, thus far, the crisis has no name. My working name is simply, the “Global Crisis" because the names "global warming" and “climate change” are too narrow. Why? Because the causal factors of the crisis are far greater in number than global warming and climate change due to the increase in greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. For example, ocean acidification is a problem just as serious as global warming, yet is neither the same as global warming or climate change.

Over the last 30+ years, I've compiled a list of factors, one that has grown in number, in order to understand what is happening at a global level due to human activities in our world. This issue—the global crisis—is particularly difficult to grasp, for it suggests the unthinkable is looming upon humanity in this century—global ecocide—a problem almost too big to grasp or even entertain as a possibility. Yet leading scientists and analysts such as Buckminister Fuller, Jared Diamond, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Meadows, and many others have warned us about looming ecocide . . . 

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