Peace in our time? Scientist makes bold prediction that war is on the wane and will halve over next 40 years.
- University of Oslo research suggests number of countries at war will fall from one in six to one in 12
- Higher education, lower infant mortality and lower population growth are reasons why the world can expect a more peaceful future
- Current conflicts in Libya, Tajikistan, Syria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Iraq will probably be over
- The risk of conflict will be greatest in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania
The world is becoming steadily less violent.
Statistics reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, rape, murder and all sorts of mayhem.
In his book, [Harvard psychologist Steven] Pinker writes: “The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species.”
And it runs counter to what the mass media is reporting and essentially what we feel in our guts.
Has Science Found a Way to End All Wars?
Given adequate food, fuel, and gender equality, mass conflict just might disappear.