The facts and arguments in this book signpost new directions of thought and action for a better rather than a worse world. But are the goals they point to achievable? Certainly they will involve change, and pretty radical change at that, and as past experience shows, it will not happen without strict observance of the axioms. The youth of the world – the 2030 generation – are the ones who have the most to gain or lose, and hence the strongest motivation to act. This chapter is addressed to them and to the adults of today who have concern for their children and grandchildren.

Before considering a possible new society, it might be useful to look again at the base point – what sort of world is likely if we simply ...

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