This paper utilizes complex systems theory to argue that we are currently living in catastrophic collapse of the global system. It focuses on topics like climate chance, ecological destruction, pandemics, fuel shortages, warfare, and global hunger to illustrate the interconnections between multiple points of failure within the global system. The argument maintains that sustainability perspectives miss the fundamental reality of the global crisis.
This is the post-print of: Kuecker, Glen, "The Perfect Storm: Catastrophic Collapse is the 21st Century." The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability.Vol. 3, Issue 5. (2007): pp. 1-10. Copyright of the article is held by the publisher. Permission must be obtained to reproduce this article. The published article may be found here: http://ijs.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.41/prod.350