About Us

Mission Statement

From climate change to peak oil and food security, our societies are confronted with many serious challenges that, if left unresolved, will threaten the well-being of present and future generations, and the natural world. This website is dedicated to discussion of those challenges and potential solutions based on rigorous scientific evidence and objective scholarly analysis.

Our goal is to provide a platform for re-examining some of the assumptions we make about our technological, social and economic systems. The posts on this site are generally written by domain experts, specialists and scholars with an interest in these problems and we hope they will generate informed and constructive debate. We will archive seminal papers and posts for future reference.


Prof Stephan Lewandowsky (School of Psychology, University of Western Australia)

Prof Glenn Albrecht (School of Sustainability, Murdoch University)

Asst Prof Mark Edwards (Business School, University of Western Australia)

Assoc Prof David Hodgkinson (Law School, University of Western Australia)

Prof Carmen Lawrence (School of Psychology, University of Western Australia)

Editorial Policy

Shapingtomorrowsworld welcomes submissions from members of the public, for posting on our discussion board. However, all submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board and acceptance cannot be guaranteed.

Use the "contact us" button at the top to send us email or to submit a post.

Comment Policy

Our comment policy is rigorous. Although we welcome debate, we set very strict parameters on what we consider civil and substantive. If in doubt, a comment will be deleted. To facilitate the conditions for reasoned debate, comments can only be left upon registering with a valid email address.

To avoid running afoul of our policy, we urge you to read the hints about commenting that you will receive upon registering for comments or read our policy now.

The editors may approach commenters to turn their comments into blog posts if they find points in comments particularly pertinent.


Shapingtomorrowsworld was made possible by seed funding from the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, and Murdoch University.