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World Crisis scenarios for the 21st century.

Posted by Adrian on July 13, 2007

Over the next few months Morbius Glass blog will look at the various worldwide crisis scenarios facing the human race in the 21st Century, they range from:

Peak Oil – An alarming theory that suggests we are now at the ‘Peak’ in oil production. As the ever growing demand for oil grows in the developing countries and the West. Demand will outstrip supply, and peak oil exploration will decline, as oil becomes more scarce and expensive as a commodity.

Bird flu (Avian influenza)/pandemic viruses – The 21st century is to be the century of emerging viruses. The two main ones is Avian influenza or Bird Flu the other is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS. Both have already caused deaths, more noted is Bird Flu as deaths from infected animal to human have increased. The main concern, is the disease will mutate and become human to human transferable. Which will be hard to contain, hence there will be widespread panic and death.

World Economic Depression – As the credit markets have boomed, excess liquidity has financed a lot of the credit bubble. As defaults rise and inflation isn’t contained, global imbalances seem to be occurring. The reliance on China as an overinflated economy may pose a huge risk to the world economies. As China’s runaway asset bubble could ‘derail’ at any time.

Nuclear War – A new arms race has begun, lead by America, China and Russia. Small tactical Nukes have been developed by the US. Russia has re-aimed it’s missiles at various countries in the EU, including NATO countries. As America has deployed missile defense shields – setting up a precedence for a new cold war.

Climate Change/Global Warming – The evidence is mounting that there has been a huge spike in world temperature in the last 20 yrs. This, as many scientists have concluded, is caused by massive amounts of Co2 going up and being trapped in the atmosphere – the culprit, human industry; fossil fuels and other carbon emitting production.

The first crisis scenario discussed will be Peak Oil.

There will be constant updates and links to the original article/s once they are posted. So this will be an ongoing assessment of 21st World Crisis Scenarios.

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