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David Archibald discusses his new book, Twilight of Abundance

On April 3, IWP Visiting Fellow David Archibald discussed his new book Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short.

Please click here for the text of his lecture: Download file David Archibald, Twilight of Abundance Book Lecture 

About the book

Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over-prepare for the twilight of abundance.  Please click here for further commentary on the book by Richard Fernandez. 

About the author

David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science, and energy. A true polymath, his achievements include pioneering the study of how climate change is linked to the solar cycle. Through his work both in oil exploration, and as a stockbroker in Sydney, he has developed an intricate understanding of how climate, energy, and the economy interact. Mr. Archibald uses this knowledge to make predictions about how the forces already in motion in the global economy and climate will affect the future prosperity and security of the world. He is the 2008 winner of the Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In.