Featured Challenges of the Anthropocene

Future Studies

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human...

/ May 13, 2017

World Urbanization Trends

"The city allows you to become yourself by making a stranger of you." We are experiencing a historical transition - human civilization will more and more coalesce into very large urban centers. Cities are the manifestation of the cultural, economic...

/ April 21, 2017

2014 is here!

The new year has come faster than I wanted it, another sign that everything is accelerating. It seems that I wrote the Congratulations for the 2013 New Year just recently.  Here is a summary of the changes for this website...

/ January 6, 2014

World Population, 2013 – 2050.

It’s interesting to look at some long-term world trends at the end of 2013. The graphs appear more normalized, for instance with the population growth rate above. Countries like Nigeria (see population chart below) are unfortunate exceptions. How will the...

/ January 2, 2014