The New World Order: Failing States and Collapsing Systems

The New World Order: Failing States and Collapsing Systems

Postby Oscar » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:24 pm

The New World Order: Failing States and Collapsing Systems

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Our global dramas are now driven by the end of cheap energy, journalist Nafeez Ahmed argues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk , 14 Apr 2017 | TheTyee.ca

Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. His book "The Energy of Slaves" outlines the perils of petro politics in a global economy. Find his previous stories here: [ https://thetyee.ca/Bios/Andrew_Nikiforuk/ ]

'Trump is what happens when you fail to understand our global problems in their interconnected, systemic context,’ writes Nafeez Ahmed. Photo by Jonathan Ernst, Reuters Media Express.

Donald Trump is a symptom of imperial decline, and not really the problem.

The world faces not a “clash of civilizations” with radical Islam (although the dust-up remains a significant challenge), but a crisis of civilization that includes riotous climates, poisoned oceans, failing forests and collapsing economies.

And if you think those two statements ring truer than what you are reading in the media these days, then spend some time with Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. [ http://www.nafeezahmed.com/ ]

Ahmed is a British investigative journalist who has been connecting the dots on energy, climate change and globalization for years. The title of his latest book sums up our current predicament: Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence.

“Trump is what happens,” recently wrote Ahmed, “when you fail to understand our global problems in their interconnected, systemic context.”

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