John Sharry’s paper ‘Hope in the Face of Disaster ‘ presented at Social Justice Ireland’s social policy conference 2013 ‘A Future Worth Living For’.
Taking a long term view, this paper explores the many crises that civilisation
and humanity will face over the coming decades some of which are already
starting to have an impact. The paper proposes a central cause to these crises
and particularly explores the widespread psychological inertia in the face
of these vast problems. Some potential constructive choices that individuals, communities and nations could yet make are outlined.