A World in Crisis is set in the year 2060, when the entire world has been plunged into chaos due to one hundred and fifty years of environmental bastardisation.
The testing of atomic bombs brought unsustainable pressures on the earth’s mantle. The disasters of global warming were caused by unparalleled pollution and uncontrolled population growth.
One man rediscovers a long-lost cave deep in the Blue Mountains of Australia and endeavours to isolate himself from the terrors of rising oceans and the chaos of humanity in its death throes. He sets out to record for posterity the events that brought the world to its sorry state.
He describes the inundation by the seas over one fifth the world’s land mass, as well as how earthquakes and tsunamis and volcanoes kill millions.
Tom Edwards of New South Wales has written sixteen books, five of which have won awards. His motivation for writing this book is summed up in the statement inside the front of the book: “The ultimate test of man’s stupidity is when, in his grubbing for riches, he destroys the environment that sustains him.”