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The Collapse of Western Civilization

By: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought, and - finally - the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. 

Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment - the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies - failed to act, bringing about the collapse of Western civilization.

Dramatizing science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, The Collapse of Western Civilization reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do, providing a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate-change literature.

©2014 Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Good but a tad pedantic

The readers performance is lovely but it really does sound very much like a historian giving a lecture. Since that is the essential premise, it works, but it can end up feeling like a historian giving a lecture!

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Excellent Book

Horror story that we are currently living through! Let's hope it turns out to be a work of fiction.

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Nice

Eye opening story no one could predict what will happen in the future so let’s take it as is

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  • CC
  • 10-29-22

Rubbish

This is not a real review of the true threats facing western civilisation today. Just another tedious climate catastrophism diatribe. Nothing about Islamism, Communism or moral relativism which are the true enemies of civilisation today. Much of its already slim 2 hours of content is padded out with an unnecessary appendix and other filler at the end. Not worth your credit.

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  • Ken
  • 11-07-22

it's a bit depressing to be honest

Great story, building on a lot of historical facts, and possible futures. It's a bit of a sad tale though.