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Our planet is a world out of balance. We are borrowing from the future at a pace unprecedented in history. There needs to be a giant change in direction. We need to start building for a real future. This is our goal. It is a realistic goal. We have the technology. What we need is a commitment to victory.
We have been studying global trends since 1995.
Today's leaders are not making a commitment to fight real threats in our world. Two large examples are the pandemic and the environmental crisis.
Since we were founded in 1995, almost every expert in the world warned our leaders about the danger of epidemics. Yet when COVID hit in 2020, America was totally unprepared.
Over one million Americans have been killed by the COVID crisis, and it is not over. Yet President Biden and Congress failed to agree on a plan to renew funding to fight COVID at home and abroad in 2022. In 2021, Biden ignored almost all experts and refused to renew funding for global COVID.
We now know hundreds of thousands of U.S. COVID deaths were caused by the fact that America is the only advanced nation without national health insurance. Yet Biden made no serious effort to propose national health insurance.
We also need to understand that today's environmental trends also have no future. There is a very simple choice. People will implement reforms or nature will do the job for them. It is very important to understand that most of the major reforms cannot be implemented on an individual or local basis. These reforms require a centralization of government power and international cooperation. In other words, reform is a matter of politics and political philosophy. This is why we have spent a great deal of time studying history and political philosophy. We have learned that democracy does not rule by divine right but by the assumption of civil responsibilities by those who vote. Today, there is no greater civil responsibility than the transformation of today's world economic order into a system that is compatible with the hard realities of nature. Democracy failed and committed suicide in ancient Greece and Rome. That will happen here if reform does not come.
Meanwhile, Biden has continued Trump's policies of confrontation with China. In the case of Russia, we see no American plan for a negotiated end of the war in Ukraine. America's policies towards Russia and China are creating a major global food crisis and a major global economic crisis.
The endless U.S. escalation of tensions with Russia and China seem to have no clear end game. Sanctions are acts of war. We are going to have a hot war with Russia and China if things do not change.
It is time that all three nations wake up to the fact that the planet does not have time for this. Peace talks need to take place so our planet can focus on environmental threats that are certain to destroy us if our leaders do not do the job first with a nuclear war.
Time remains the same. History remains the same. Nature's laws remain the same. Nature's laws apply to all nations and all political systems. Nature has existed for billions of years. People have only been here for 40,000 years. Nature's laws are remorseless. They cannot be changed by human political systems.
Every age in history has a theme. Ours is debt. The whole structure of the modern economy is an environmental debt against the future. In the last 30 years, environmental debts have been compounded by growing financial debts.
Debt is like a drug. It creates a false sense of security by pushing problems into the future. The problem is that the global future is refusing to stay in the future. It is turning into today.
The World Future Fund web site has more than 3,000 pages and many more links. Many of our pages have hit number one positions in the world's leading internet search engines. Our web site contains much high quality documentary material that cannot be found anyplace else.
We stand at a turning point in the tiny time period (40,000 years) that we have been on this planet. Nature's billions of years stretch out behind us and before us.
Huge changes are coming to our planet with or without the cooperation of our leaders. It is our belief that change would be best if it took place in an orderly, nonviolent manner. We can change direction. There is still time.
Our job is to educate people and leaders to make the needed reforms. It is also our job to warn those in power of the consequences of failure.
Some of our leaders have thought that they would be able to serve out their terms and enjoy the benefits of power before the coming storms arrive. Others have egotistical delusions about building a fairy tale future which will never take place. These people are going to learn some very hard lessons.
Time is running out. People should work for non violent, peaceful change today. Tomorrow, nature will impose changes on them whether they want to cooperate or not. Our job is to educate people about the need for action now.
Here are some of our key reports:
Building a Sustainable Future: An Outline of Reform
Visions of the Future: An Introduction to Future Watch Studies on Our Site
Portrait of Our Planet: A Collection of Charts and Pictures (PDF)
The Need For a Manhattan Project on Renewable Energy
Building a Real Economic Future
More detailed information about us is on our description page.
You can also check the site index of our entire site.
Here are some useful sources of information.
Reading List and Links on Global Future Studies
Signs of the Times (News Stories on Relevant Events)
Creative Videos on the State of the Planet