With humanity facing an existential crisis due to the effects of climate change, the imperatives to move towards a model of sustainability are becoming ever more urgent. The Global Imperatives lays out the scientific understanding of the current unsustainability of modern life and offers serious solutions to readers around the world to the six primary interrelated global existential issues of desertification, extinction, global warming, pollution, overpopulation, and the essential need for unpolluted fresh water. These issues clearly transcend all party politics and require real leadership to be tackled effectively and with a long-term vision.
The Global Imperatives lays out the scientific understanding of the current unsustainability of modern life and poses a set of solutions that are required if humanity is to survive into the coming centuries.
The Global Imperatives is required reading for anyone interested in seriously tackling the greatest threat facing humanity – how our current system of living is putting the entire ecosystem of Earth under threat – but in particular politicians, policy-makers and journalists. All profits from the sale of the book to be donated to environmental charities.
“…you have not written a book – you have written a Sustainability course”– Emeritus Professor John Sweeney
“A brutally honest book that lays bare the battle we are now facing to save the planet, but offers pathways that are achievable for farming and humanity.”– Pat O’Toole, Irish Farmers’ Journal
Allan J. Navratil was born in 1937 of Czech parents. His engineer/chemist father came to Ireland for the establishment of the sugar industry in 1926. A lifelong farmer with several third-level qualifications, Navratil’s engagements with environmental matters have led to the realisation that ill-informed, uncoordinated decision-making, and the pursuit of vested and self-serving interests, are behind most of the existential difficulties, of which global warming is only one. The need for global environmental education, especially for politicians, to achieve essential sustainability is the genesis of this book.