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Interview with Daniel Brooks: “The Collapse Is Coming. Will Humanity Adapt?”

Daniel Brooks

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Brooks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and iASK Research Fellow, gave a thought-provoking interview to Peter Watts at MIT Press. In the discussion, Brooks highlights the urgent need for humanity to adapt to impending environmental collapses, arguing that technological fixes alone will not save us. Instead, significant behavioral changes are imperative. Brooks draws from Darwinian principles to suggest that sustainability should focus not on maintaining current lifestyles through new technologies but on ensuring survival through adaptive changes in human behavior. The interview encapsulates a profound dialogue on humanity’s ability to face severe future challenges by reconsidering our approach to growth and resource consumption. For a more in-depth look, read the full interview at MIT Press Reader.

The print edition of “Darwinian Survival Guide” by Daniel Brooks achieved a significant milestone, reaching the #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller lists for both Environmental Science and Climatology with 4,000 sales. Concurrently, the Kindle edition also performed impressively, securing the #1 position in the Evolution category with 10,000 copies sold.