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Welcome to Shaping Tomorrow's World.

If this is your first visit, we suggest you start by reading our opening post that lays out the context for this blog.

In addition to lively discussion of our most current blog posts—shown in the center panel on our home page—we also provide access to earlier discussions on the basis of policy questions and categories of issues.

If you click on one of our "policy questions" on the right of the main screen, you will be taken to a list of posts that have addressed that issue. Alternatively, if you seek specific answers to specific questions, you can use the "categories" menu on the left to gain access to topical discussions.


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.