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The Next Twenty Years

Updated on January 23, 2010

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The World in Our Hands
The World in Our Hands

The Future is in Our Hands

If you think the next twenty years are going to look anything like we’ve known in history, you better think again. There are environmental, energetic and economic resources that are reaching their peak levels and will not be able to keep pace with our burgeoning world population, at least not in any effective way. It’s imperative that we face the fragile future with a comprehensive understanding of how these basic three influences impact our lives. There is so much hype out there, fuzzy statistics, tricky accounting and greed-based propaganda that it is hard to believe anything we hear, read or see.


One Trillion $ = stack of 1000$ Bills 67 MILES high.
One Trillion $ = stack of 1000$ Bills 67 MILES high.

How much is a Trillion???

I voted for Obama and felt he was our best chance to start making some fundamental lifestyle changes. It seems he has been persuaded by the powers that be to follow the status quo in his solutions to our economic crisis by increasing the bailout to Wall Street and the Financial Institutions. Somehow he was convinced to allow another trillion+ dollars in debt be added to the already colossal debt President Bush created by lowering taxes while engaged in two wars. How did this happen? How are we going to pay for this skyrocketing debt and the interest that accrues daily? It seems impossible we can if we carry on business as usual.  This is the teeniest tip of the iceberg of our financial, environmental and energy woes.

Chris Martenson

He's changed his life, will you?
He's changed his life, will you?

Chris Martenson

I urge you to watch this 3.5 hour presentation by Chris Martenson. Here are a couple of paragraphs from his site describing him.

Executive summary: Father of three young children; author; obsessive financial observer; trained as a scientist; experienced in business; has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming.

First of all, I am not an economist. I am trained as a scientist, having completed both a PhD and a post-doctoral program at Duke University, where I specialized in neurotoxicology. I tell you this because my extensive training as a scientist informs and guides how I think. I gather data, I develop hypotheses, and I continually seek to accept or reject my hypotheses based on the evidence at hand. I let the data tell me the story.

Reality is Changing for Us All

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein

The Crash Course

He took four years of his life to put this comprehensive, pragmatic and illuminating presentation together to benefit our generation. Please go to this link and view the video series in its entirety. His views affect every sentient being on this planet. It’s not about fear, or guilt, or even greed. It’s about our real evolution, the necessary basics we need to survive, and the possibilities to proceed and actually change our future. We have the technology but lack the political will on a global basis. We’ve reached critical mass on many different levels. Watch this Crash Course so we can avoid the destruction of life as we’ve known it that seems so imminent if we don’t Wake Up NOW. We live in a finite world of resources with an ever-increasing human population. This is a fact. There are many eye-opening facts presented with clarity and objectivity. Please, please do yourself a favor and watch it, NOW!

 Click HERE


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