One of the books i found most informative and most perversely enjoyable this year is geoffrey parkers global crisis war climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth centuryit deserves and rewards careful reading jane smiley harpers. Global crisis war climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century parkers demonstration of the link between climate change war and catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement and the implications of his study are equally important are we adequately prepared or even preparing for the . This book was disappointing the first third provided great setup with a good overview of 17th century history but the rest failed to deliver on the promised thesis rather than showing that climate change drove the global crisis parker merely demonstrates that climate change exacerbated existing conflicts and trends. Global crisis war climate change and catastrophe in the apr global crisis is a magnum opus that will remain a touchstone in three areas for at least a generation the history of the entire globe the role of climate in history and the identification of a major historical crisis in the seventeenth century global crisis war climate change and catastrophe in the may global crisis war . A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event which could damage human well being on a global scale even crippling or destroying modern civilization an event that could cause human extinction or permanently and drastically curtail humanitys potential is known as an existential risk potential global catastrophic risks include anthropogenic risks caused by humans technology
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