By building on the explosive growth of clean energy in recent years, and triumphs of multilateralism led by the Paris Agreement, a renaissance of civilisation can realistically be envisaged in the decades ahead. So I have argued in my columns for Recharge since 2013. But how quickly our world can shift on its axis.
While my analysis remains feasible, a potential disruptor is on the rise in society. A new class of aspiring tyrant is seizing political ground in America and Europe.