THE LAST BOOK YOU NEVER WANT TO READ ON EXTINCTION
Where have we come from?
Where are we?
About the Author
Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister- Private Secretary for the National Policies of the President of the Republic of Nicaragua. Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, California; Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, California; Postgraduate in the Latin American School of Political Science and Public Administration, in the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Santiago, Chile and; Bachelor in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His Ph.D. dissertation “Violence, conflict, and politics in Colombia” was published as a book in Colombia.
The Novel Corona Virus and COVID-19 demonstrate how unprepared we are to confront our high-risk threats and how little we invest politically and economically in avoiding them, which also applies to the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. The degree of disruption of our lives, societies, and economies of the Novel Coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 is greater than 9/11, the 2007-2009 financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession combined. Yet, the disruption of the Coronavirus is small, transient, and recoverable, compared to the total, permanent, and irreversible damage of a nuclear exchange or the disruption of the eco-systems and synergies between them that maintain life on Plant Earth, including the critical variable temperature.