“Facing the Apocalypse” presents a sobering assessment of the state of the planet. Climate change, environmental collapse and socioeconomic disruption, all coming to a head in the twenty-first century. In the chaos of change engulfing our planet, we can see a pattern, a common thread linking all these phenomena. Understanding that link and crafting an effective counter strategy is the onus of this book.Part one tells us what we already know: we are in trouble! But it does more than that, it frames our problems not by their outcomes but in the context of what causes them. Our world is stricken with an economic blight and our problems, global warming, disintegrating ecosystems, social unrest and escalating geopolitical conflict, are but symptoms of this rapidly spreading global disease. Having a clear understanding of the cause of this malady is the first step on our road to rehabilitation. Part two prescribes a new strategy - a remedial process that not only attacks the root cause of our problems but builds a framework for recovery, growth and social development. Core to this strategy is the belief that we are creatures of choice and that given the right options we will choose wisely. If you are a citizen of a modern liberal democratic state then this book is for you, because in a world of increasing uncertainty only those with the right to choose have the power to act. In essence this book is about managing change and successful adaptation. It is about understanding the consequences of our actions, but most importantly it is about choice, the choice to act or not to act, to be the champions of change or the victims of unintended consequence.