June 2016 – EARTH CRISIS – We have reached a critical and stupendous time in human history. Nations are facing an unprecedented set of perils that will prove extremely challenging surmounting: climate change, geological upheaval, regional and global conflicts, global debt and economic chaos, new disease threats, environmental sustainability issues, the proliferation of radical new ideologies, and social challenges arising from the rapid pace of innovation coming on the heels of dramatic population shifts across the globe. Futurist author Alvin Toffler wrote about this in 1970, labeling the phenomenon something he called ‘Future Shock – the psychological disorientation of individuals and entire societies arising from “too much change in too short a period of time.”
As our resources wane, the planet becomes more geologically unsettled, societies become more polarized from ideological differences, the gap between the haves and the have-nots widens, and our collective will to tackle the difficult issues confronting our planet erodes, each of us will be confronted with new life-altering dilemmas as time progresses. We think it prudent to advise you to begin preparations for the series of crises that lie immediately ahead in mankind’s future.