Laurence C. Smith forecasts the world in 40 years' time...

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
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Laurence C SmithProfessor and Vice-Chairman of Geography, UCLA, Laurence C. Smith, combines the lessons of geography and history with state-of- the-art model projections and analytical data to present a revolutionary picture of what our world might look like in 40 years’ time. Laurence is also advisor to Congress and the UN and on climate change and his work on northern climate change has been funded by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Click here to read more about his book “The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future” (Dutton, 2010) which argues that humanity’s future prosperity lies in the Arctic rim.

Click here to read Laurence’s latest research, co-written with with Scott R. Stephenson: “New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by mid-century” which projects unprecedented new Tran-Arctic shipping routes based on climate forecasts  for the years 2040 to 2059 and is the first thorough assessment of this of this kind.

To find out more about John Hulsman, or to book him as a geopolitical speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.


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