Life changes in the first third of the twenty-first century. Of all the possible global disruptions, the two most likely have dramatically changed our world. Earth's Edge describes the changes and what we do to live as best we can.
Some preparation for disruptive change is possible. The book portrays how a 'can do' attitude favors successful preparations. The story suggests that a sense of accomplishment can be emphasized and savored whenever preparations are established.
The human spirit and ability to adapt gets most of us through those twenty-first century challenges. As the people of earth are adapting to environmental changes, a message comes from a far off solar system. The message contains information that may be of monumental importance. We do our best to use that information to improve the human condition.
Scientists say that in the extreme distant future our sun will no longer sustain us. For humanity to survive we must leave this earth. As our technology progresses and our understanding of genetics improves we see the opportunity for humanity to establish itself beyond the bounds seemly imposed by the laws of physics. There is another way for humanity to go to the stars.