Mark Pearce and
Our backgrounds are unorthodox in consideration of what we are writing about, which in the end, will be the sharing of wealth, a rebuilding of the environment and peaceful co-habitation. Our professional backgrounds are in capitalism and war, but our experiences add substance to our story.
Jens-Michael Macha was born in Germany and was brought up in Argentina during the time of revolution under the dictatorship of Juan Carlos Onganía. He is currently based in Britain, working for NATO and completing his 32nd year in the German Air Force. Jens has a Master’s Degree in Electro/Electronic-Technology with specialisation in energy. He has also studied Open Research, Newest History and Politics, Economics and Law. After the completion of his formal education, he gained experience in economics and logistics in the field of military avionic equipment in the USA. Jens has worked in varying positions of the intelligence services.
Mark Pearce is of British nationality. He has worked as a disc-jockey and entertainer in Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia, London and the Middle East, including Iraq during the Iraq/Iran war under the Saddam Hussein regime. For most of the 1980s, he was an intimate friend of the hypnotist Paul McKenna, with whom he indulged in Far Eastern philosophies and the study of mind capital. He is well acquainted with the fast world of capitalism. In the early nineties, he was managing director of a computer games company, which had successes in the USA and Europe. In the late 1990s, he lived for a while on a derelict farm in Hainault, England, with no access to electricity. For the past 10 years, Mark has worked in the film licensing business, both as a company director and proprietor. He has licensed and promoted films such as Donnie Darko and the Canadian multi-award winning environmental documentary Sharkwater. He has travelled extensively from the rain forests of Papua New Guinea, to the deserts of North Africa, to the Arctic, to rural farms in Cuba.
Bloom or Bust
by Mark Pearce and Jens Michael-Macha
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-84944-158-2
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The events of 2008 were not a financial blip. Modern civilisation has reached a climax. Unless humans lighten their demands on the Earth, the next 20 years will be filled with horror stories of energy, food and water shortages. If we do nothing, global civilisation will continue to collapse economically and socially to the point of no return. Bloom or Bust is an epic and exhilirating account of the human journey from the end of the last ice age into the 21st Century. It tells the story of how humans have repeatedly over-exploited their natural surroundings to build complex civilisations and empires, which time and time again have collapsed because of environmental ignorance, political egotism and religious delusion. In the next 10 to 20 years, fossil fuel demand will outstrip supplies significantly, there will be water shortages in the most populated places and crop yields will fail to meet the demands of modern eating habits. Then it will be a Mad Max scenario, where everyone is fighting over food and the last drop of oil. We can and must do better. This book looks at the serious challenges ahead and puts forward radical solutions.