By Guillaume Faye
The thesis of this e-book is a terrifying one: our current worldwide civilisation will cave in inside two decades, and it really is too past due to forestall it. we will regress to a 'New center a long time' equivalent to the autumn of the Roman Empire, merely even more damaging. For the 1st time within the complete of human heritage, convinced 'dramatic lines', gigantic crises and catastrophes of monstrous proportions - already tangible - have emerged. they're converging and should probably succeed in their zenith through 2020. as much as that point, as we've already been witnessing, their results will proceed to worsen, until eventually a brink is reached. Guillaume Faye conscientiously examines those escalating crises one after the other: environmental harm and weather switch; the breakdown of a speculative and debt-ridden globalist economic climate; the go back of world epidemics; the depletion of fossil fuels and of agricultural and fishing assets; the increase of mass immigration, terrorism and nuclear proliferation; the worsening of the rupture among Islam and the West; and the dramatic explosion of a inhabitants of the aged within the prosperous nations - it all resulting in an unheard of around the world financial recession, a rise in localised and probably large-scale armed conflicts...and probably worse. nonetheless, Faye reminds us, we should always now not provide in to pessimism: what we're experiencing isn't an apocalypse, yet a transformation of humanity. we would have reached the tip of what the Hindu traditions seek advice from because the Kali Yuga, the 'age of iron' marked through materialism and selfishness, yet those that live to tell the tale the disaster and chaos will probably construct a brand new and higher humanity... With a doctorate in political technology from Paris' Institute of Political technology, the essayist Guillaume Faye used to be one of many central theoreticians of the French Nouvelle Droite within the Seventies and '80s ahead of his turning out to be sympathy for the identitarian circulation. He has additionally been a journalist at Figaro-Magazine, Paris-Match, Magazine-Hebdo, Valeurs Actuelles, and a radio commentator. For a number of years he was once the editor of J'ai tout compris (I Understood Everything), a personal publication.
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One can always say that the peoples of the global South have a ‘right’ to the same liberties as those of the North and that it is unjust that they cannot take advantage of them. But this purely moral discourse will change nothing in the Earth’s capacities. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (about 1850) the Earth’s resources have been exploited by humanity at a pace that is much too fast. The breakdown will take place, by successive shocks, beginning in 2010-2015. How Times Have Changed!
The majority of scientists are no longer asking if climate catastrophe will take place during the Twenty-first century, but when.  The report concludes with speculation that something spectacular might occur around 2020. Let us summarise the principal warnings of this report that are relevant for a catastrophe scenario. Median temperatures are going to fall five degrees in the northern hemisphere in America, Europe and Asia, but increase six degrees in southern Europe and the southern hemisphere, from 2010 to 2020.
Renewable energies’ cannot make up the difference. Humanity lives today as though it were the beneficiary of the resources of four planets. Add to this generalised deforestation, desertification of entire areas and the accelerated shrinking of fishing and agricultural reserves. These last problems are provoked by uncontrolled pollution and the intensive exploitation of soil and marine reserves. Let us not forget the stagnation or degradation of drinking water, through the triple effect of an exponential increase in water usage, the pollution of water tables and growing drought zones.