Kunstler mentioned that he appeared on this program in the book. I haven’t seen this before. Watching now.
Note: The water crisis is interesting. I haven’t given as much thought to that one. I would imagine it is many times more severe though in the West than the East.
IMO, the most urgent problems (if I were addressing this panel) would be (1) the race crisis, (2) the debt crisis/financial crisis, (3) the energy crisis, (4) the aging crisis, (5) the diversity/political crisis, and (6) the cultural crisis.
It is not just one crisis: there are multiple, overlapping catastrophes that are converging, hitting simultaneously, and which are feeding into each other. So, for example, the population of Africa has grown from 200 million to 1 billion over the past sixty years. In America, something around 45 percent of all black people live off the EBT card.
What happens when EBT stops working? How do we support the 1 billion people in Africa without fossil fuel intensive industrial agriculture? Perhaps Africa will produce another George Washington Carver who will solve the problem with superior technology?
Some nations might navigate the Peak Oil crisis, but what specifically happens to Africa? What happens to Haiti when the cost of food rises? It seems reasonable to assume that the crisis will prove to be more severe in some countries than others.
I think we might see the whole African continent devolve into Rwanda 1994.