Cooperation or Competition in the Anthropocene

Lentil and rice growers displaced by drought in Afghanistan

The third decade of the 21st century is going to prove decisive for the survival of homo sapiens. We are very close to experiencing the blue ocean event, which means that the Earth’s systems have been disturbed enough to create an ice-free summer in the Arctic. This in turn, will produce numerous feedback mechanisms that will make us long for the quiet Holocene and regret our tampering with the Earth, causing…