While the world seems to be headed to path , at times, unsustainable --we get impression that Jared Diamond knew about it ahead of time. Diamond skillfully analyses past instances lost civilizations. Although some may argue that the doom and gloom approach isn't necessary -- Diamond lets the reader understand how the past could be avoided in our present pre-crisis stage.
While it is accurate to say that the world does respond to extreme crisis--slowly if almost imperceptible at times. Diamond does give reasons for hope. Although he does not explicitly state it-- Diamond believes not so much that we will exercise our own freewill to avert crisis -- he believes we will respond if by either heeding his warning or responding to the first catastrophe that is slated to within our children's lifetimes. Cynical as it may sound -- there are some limits to growth. We are the main limits to our own growth. What I can say