Has the Population Bomb exploded?

Julian Cribb

This week, human being number 8,000,000,000 will enter the world. But what sort of a world will […]

The Age of Deceit

Julian Cribb

The original version of this article was published at Surviving C21 on February 14, 2022 Perhaps the […]

Idiocracy: is the decline in human intelligence undermining democracy?

Julian Cribb

The original version of this article was published at Surviving C21 on October 7, 2021 The early […]

The End of Politics

Julian Cribb

The original article was published at Surviving C21 on January 4, 2022 Paralysis. Atrophy. Inertia. Perplexity. These […]

Walmart Empty Food Shelves

Is a Food Crisis the Next Big Hit for Humanity?

Julian Cribb

As the world reels under the coronavirus and the resulting economic meltdown,  another crisis – far more […]

Carbon extraction

The War on Global Carbon

Julian Cribb

Citizens of the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada and elsewhere are slowly waking to the sickening awareness that […]

Time to speak the unspeakable

Julian Cribb

If you come to a realisation that our civilisation is crumbling in the face of climate chaos, […]

The Methane Gun

Julian Cribb

In all the sound and fury over climate change, too little public and media attention has been […]


On the Need for an Earth Standard Currency

Julian Cribb

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Humanity Can Have a Future

Julian Cribb

Science writer Julian Cribb looks at how humans thinking as a species can overcome existential threats. Watch […]

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The End of Freedom

Julian Cribb

This article was originally published on Julian Cribb’s blog, Surviving C21. It can be found here. The […]

Protesters wearing gas masks staged a “die-in” surrounding a giant neon gas mask banner in George Square ahead of a Glasgow Council Environment Committee meeting on Tuesday 20th March. Image by Ian Macnicol / Friends of the Earth Scotland | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

When ‘oil’ spells murder

Julian Cribb

Hollywood action star and former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called it when he recently accused big oil […]

Averting Ecocide: We need a Human Survival Index

Julian Cribb

In the view of most thinking people, the human species is more likely to earn its end […]

Age of the Nuclear Moron

Julian Cribb

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of […]

When optimism spells disaster…

Julian Cribb

One of the most dangerous threats to the human future in this, the Age of Perils, is […]

Green China: In pursuit of rebuilding as ‘an ecological civilization’

Julian Cribb

Capitalising on failures of U.S. leadership, China is emerging as a potential ‘great green power’ of the […]

The Elders Are Rebelling

Julian Cribb

There is a palpable wrath, out there in Elderland. The Elders, it seems, are no longer happy […]

When political fantasy trumps scientific fact

Julian Cribb

During the 1930s, around ten million Russians and Ukrainians starved to death in a horrific event known […]