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Dr Nafeez Ahmed


United Kingdom

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Past articles by Nafeez:

MIT Predicted in 1972 That Society Will Collapse This Century. New Research Shows We're on Schedule

A 1972 MIT study predicted that rapid economic growth would lead to societal collapse in the mid 21st century. A new paper shows we're unfortunately right on schedule. → Read More

A ‘Complete’ Energy Transition Is Needed By 2030 to Avoid ‘Existential Threat’ to Humanity

A Swiss government-backed study suggests that we could see major warming in the near future if we do not have a "fast and complete" renewable energy transition. → Read More

Fossil Fuels Are Wildly More Expensive Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Overinflated fossil fuel investments might be a ‘worthless’ bubble waiting to trigger the next crash, while renewables seem more appealing than ever. → Read More

Before Texas, Feds Warned of ‘Catastrophic’ Blackouts Due to Fossil Fuel Failures—But Did Nothing

A previously ignored 2018 study called "Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage" predicted much of what happened in Texas last week with shocking prescience. → Read More

Capitalism Will Ruin the Earth By 2050, Scientists Say

The good news is, by cutting our consumption, there's another way. → Read More

Cambridge University Divests From Big Oil Years Too Late

After a five-year student- and faculty-led campaign, Cambridge says it'll cut ties with fossil fuel companies ... by 2030. → Read More

Why are America’s progressive Arab movements supporting Trump? –

Donald Trump is scared that he will lose on 3 November. Behind that fear is something even greater; most of all, he is scared that the Muslims are coming. And he's right. What other reason could the... → Read More

The End of the Oil Age Is Upon Us

A new report suggests that over the next 30 years, at least 80 percent of the oil industry will be wiped out. → Read More

This is how we end deforestation to avert pandemic, climate and societal collapse

The COVID-19 pandemic did not come out of the blue. It was a symptom of the fundamental structures of industrial civilisation, and it is an early warning signal for how this civilisation is rapidly… → Read More

'Green Economic Growth' Is a Myth

There are 'no realistic scenarios' to make the economic growth demanded by capitalism compatible with a safe climate, researchers who advised the United Nations found. → Read More

Green Economic Growth is an Article of ‘Faith’ Devoid of Scientific Evidence

For years, financial institutions and governments have been focused on the idea of ‘decoupling’ GDP growth from resource use. → Read More

Pushing Europe’s economic levers for a greener world – Nafeez Ahmed

The EU is reconsidering its approach to deforestation and palm oil. This could be a good thing. → Read More

Green economic growth is an article of ‘faith’ devoid of scientific evidence

Crack team that advised UN Global Sustainable Development Report settle a longstanding debate with hard empirical data → Read More

Coronavirus, Synchronous Failure and the Global Phase-Shift

A useful framework for assessing the societal impacts of the coronavirus would be the ‘synchronous failure’ concept led by Thomas Homer-Dixon → Read More

Government Agency Warns Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown

We are not running out of oil, but it's becoming uneconomical to exploit it—another reason we need to move to renewables as quickly as possible. → Read More

Veteran Navy Officer Exposes Flaws in US Version of Iran Oil Tanker Narrative

According to Dr Gwynne Dyer who has served as a Reserve Naval Officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, US Naval Reserve, and British Royal Navy Reserve for a total of 17 years, alleged US intelligence about the incident does not add up. → Read More

New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050

The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military. → Read More

Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change

The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries. → Read More

Brexit was Triggered by Climate-Driven Collapse in the Middle East

Brexit and the resurgence of the far-right have all escalated on the back of a global migrant crisis that was fuelled by climate change. → Read More

Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program

According to two former top NSA officials, there is no credible reason to believe that NSA phone surveillance has truly been shut down. → Read More