Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes by Richard A. Clarke

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Read Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes Online Free - Millions of lives lost to catastrophes—natural and man-made—could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes? Two CEOs and White House national security veterans reveal insider views of previous disasters, chilling insights on today’s threats to mankind, and a prescription to protect us 

This is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the US economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.

In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many others. Like her, they were ignored. There are others right now warning of impending disasters, but how do we know which warnings are likely to be right?

Through riveting explorations in a variety of fields, the authors uncover a method to separate the accurate Cassandras from the crazy doomsayers. They then investigate the experts who today are warning of future disasters—the threats from artificial intelligence, bio-hacking, mutating viruses, and more—and whose calls are not being heeded. Their penetrating insights are essential for anyone, any business, or any government that doesn’t want to be a blind victim to tomorrow’s catastrophe. 

Title : Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes
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ISBN : 0062488023
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Michael D. Kanner rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 14, 2017

My credentials in taking the position I have in this review. In addition to a career in the service with the last third working as an analyst, I am currently a university lecturer in security studies, a position I have held for over twenty years. My research is in the field of political psycholog...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

June 14, 2017

I am no expert. I do not have any degrees. I have not done any formal research. I am not a scientist, educator, or biologist. I have no credits to my account nor the authority to speak as an expert in any field. What I do have is experience and a personal testimony, followed up by four years of h...

Miles rated it ★★★☆☆

August 11, 2017

Even for those who fastidiously avoid the news, to live in the modern world is to be bombarded with visions of catastrophe. Our culture, our politics, our language––these have all become saturated with promises of impending doom. The psychological result of this predicament is among the most nefa...

Sean rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2017

I spent most of the last 2 days reading this book and I can't stop thinking about it. I never heard of the author until I saw his book hit Amazon's top book list and decided to give it a try. The book is well-written and has insight from a plethora of credible sources. I felt that this book shed...

Craig rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2017

A quick read that allowed me to reflect on recent disasters and ask the question, "could this have been avoided, or at least alleviated in some way". This book provides excellent advice from some world-class people that have done their research and lived through these catastrophes. We need more p...

Janie rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2017

Not for the faint of heart. This is one interesting thesis. I bought it for a synopsis on Hanse, the Cassandra on Climate Change. Texas and Harvey are Cassandra Warnings. Seeing Interstate 10 under water gave me the shivers. That's the future.

Tom rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 07, 2017

I had high hopes for this book but unfortunately, the Cassandra in me forces me to warn you to stay away. Normally I would give a book like this 2 stars because I would learn at least a few things I did not know before. But Clarke and Eddy seem to have the same solution to every one of the so cal...

Mal rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

There is no lack of dire predictions about the future. Hundreds of dystopian novels, especially the flood of books in that genre for young adults, have portrayed innumerable variations on future catastrophes. I became so intrigued about all this attention to a possible dystopian future that I wro...

Dan rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

This new work from Richard A. Clarke and R.P. Eddy is so far the biggest surprise of 2017. Written with great passion, clarity, and erudition, the book succeeds on several levels and avoids the many pitfalls that could accompany a book dealing with the issues presented. Richard Clarke, whose exper...

Anne rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

Worth reading. The first part, a series of what-if-we-had-listened pieces, gave me a good case of nostalgia for what might have been. The next part, a series of seven warnings by high-credibility scientists and engineers, gave me a good case of the jitters. The third part, a how-to-listen-for-war...

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