“Whatever we do let’s do it together, right now.” Sir Paul McCartney
You’ve probably bumped into him walking his dogs in Richmond Park or at your local. This is the unassuming Angus Forbes, usually playing second fiddle to his wife, Dame Darcey Bussell, now quietly but powerfully about to help us save the biosphere.
In lectures and in his compelling first book, Angus argues that we will form and appoint a global authority, with power over all human organisational forms, including the nation state, whose sole job will be to deliver global biophysical integrity for the ultra-long term.
For the first time in human history, we have joined Mother Nature in the driving seat of the biosphere, having part responsibility for the planet’s ability to sustain life as we know it. This is the essence of the new long-term era we have entered: the Anthropocene
In 2022, nearly 33 years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the computer program HTML and gave us the World Wide Web, 5 billion of us will be connected to each other via the internet. Connectivity, unity and power of a global citizenship that means we can undertake our first act of global self-determination.
As it stands, we are destroying our only home. The blame for the current predicament lies squarely with us all because we have not created the right governance tool for protecting our most valuable global asset, but this is a situation we can now correct with one click on our phones, one allocation of personal sovereignty en masse.
“The most visionary book since Silent Spring.”
With a passion for the environment, Angus was the first director of the Prince’s Rainforest Project at Clarence House. He is also the founder of the not-for-profit Bankers without Boundaries and is a vociferous advocate for global governance of the biosphere.
Australian-born, Angus lives in SW London with his wife, Dame Darcey Bussell, and their two daughters.