Treks16 February

Extreme summers to become the new-normal in the US

Extreme summer temperatures are already more frequent in the United States, and will become normal by mid-century if the world continues on the current path of greenhouse gases emissions. More »

Article27 April

Climate change as a permanent driver of economy and society

Sergio Abranches

Looking at the sequence of extreme weather events from 2005 to the beginning of 2011 it seems clear that any trend analysis or future scenario has to look at climate change as a central driver. More »

Treks04 November

The World in 2050

It is in our power to eradicate poverty by 2050; it is in our power to eradicate disease by 2050; but it is also in our power to destroy ourselves by 2050.” (Ian Goldin)

The Royal Geographic Society has hosted , last September, a panel discussion on “The World in 2050”, with scientific experts from the 21st Century School. More »

Op-Ed09 October

Why we should abandon the Kyoto Protocol and aim higher

The answer is simple: we don’t want a future of decay. We want a major breakthrough for humankind. As significant as the Enlightenment was. The path to a society where all the potential present in today’s scientific, technological and societal change can fully flourish and lead to a new stage of human evolution.

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Op-Ed10 August

What if we are living at the edge of changes and breakthroughs that will lead us into an unknown stage of development?

Sergio Abranches

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Treks08 August

Future thinking as a peaceful defense system for our civilization

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