This blogpost contains a podcast with Julian Cribb. Julian is a distinguished science writer, author and science communicator with more than thirty awards for journalism. He lives in Canberra, Australia. Julian wrote articles for the Guardian and other publications. The title of one article from November 2019 is ‘Countries from Siberia to Australia are burning: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet‘. Julian’s latest book is ‘Surviving the 21st Century: Humanity’s Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them’. It is available on Amazon. He does not shy away from calling out Global Carbon and its worldwide grip on power and our national governments. Surviving C21, the 21st century with climate change, is the overarching topic.

The Global Carbon regime is unlike any previous political movement. It has no interest in social wellbeing, health, education, equality, justice, the environment or any of the issues that traditionally occupy the political discourse in democracies. It is motivated solely by money – and the power it confers. It is responsible for 9 million deaths annually – a fresh Holocaust every 8 months.

Julian Cribb

The Book – Surviving C21

Surviving the 21st Century‘ identifies ten existential challenges. The author approaches these challenges from the scientific perspective. He makes an argument for the survival of the human race and explains how to overcome these challenges. Julian is a science communicator who makes complex concepts easily understood. He points out that the next two generations will have to deal with these challenges. They stem mainly from overpopulation and pressure on resources.

Surviving C21, Climate Change and the 21st Century
Surviving the 21st Century by Julian Cribb – Photo: Amazon

In ‘Surviving the 21st Century‘ Julian identifies ten intersecting areas of concern such as mass extinction, depletion of resources, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, worldwide toxicity, food crises, dangerous new technologies and self delusion. All of these challenges need to be solved simultaneously. If not tackled they pose a risk to civilisation on the whole and potentially to the survival of the human species. However, Surviving C21 also offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risks. He looks at what humanity needs to do on an individual as well as on a global level. Furthermore, he explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species.

Julian Cribb, Surviving Climate Change and the 21st Century
Julian Cribb – Photo: Allen & Unwin

The Podcast- Surviving C21

The podcast focuses initially on the climate challenge humanity is facing. Soon it addresses the wider challenges such as water shortages and the global food crisis. It also explores the environmental pollution by the petrochemical complex. Furthermore, it makes the case for a paradigm shift away from male dominance and the linear economy.

Interview with Julian Cribb on 27 January 2020

Food Security

A Collection of 32 Articles about Climate Change and Food Security

Further Reading