What word do you use to describe yourself? I’m involved in so many things that look to future sustainability, but there is no descriptor such as sustainabologist or sustainologist in common use in the English language – Jack Harich’s page linked above is a notable exception. I’ve been thinking that perhaps the term futurist is a better word to describe those of us that are involved in the future of more than just the discrete realms of planning, engineering, sociology, economics to approach the problems of global and individual sustainability, not just looking for solutions to discreet problems but at the holistic basis for continuing life on earth.
A revised prediction? At the end of last year I wrote about Igor Panarin’s prediction that the US would collapse within a few months into 2009… He’s revising his prediction: