Last Chance to Save Civilization

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/18/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Jeb Taylor's 11:58: Last Chance to Save Civilization is a work of non-fiction focusing on social issues. With a clear focus on social progression and a move away from conservative themes, the author explores human history in terms of both its technological progress and its social behavior. This thought-provoking read concisely summarizes the ways in which future generations are now reliant on the progressive technology developed from the past, but also simultaneously held back by the conservative behaviors and sense of traditionalism instilled in them by previous generations. The author presents an innovative and interesting suggestion to move forward into a fully progressive future on all fronts.

Author Jeb Taylor has crafted an interesting and intelligently worded piece that calls for a major social movement so that human behavior can match up to the high standards of intelligent technological progress that we have made as a species. I found the arguments compelling and eye-opening, even though I am already not a fan of conservative ideologies. The author’s explanation of how we can make quite a giant leap forward in our actions and viewpoints is surprisingly realistic considering the drastic change it would bring about. The work is also extremely well organized into chapters and sub-chapters that discuss civilization as a whole and explore the parts of the vision of civilization which our current world truly lacks. Overall, I would highly recommend Jeb Taylor's 11:58: Last Chance to Save Civilization as a read for audiences seeking new perspectives and paths towards change.

Rabia Tanveer

Jeb Taylor's 11:58: Last Chance to Save Civilization is a commentary on how we have moved away from being social creatures to a technology-driven, mindless society. The moment we took hold of technology, it brought something empowering to the lives of human beings. However, without moderation, progressive technology is becoming a beast that is unbeatable. The author believes this is the last chance to save civilization if only we can look at the bigger picture and appreciate the natural world as it is and not try to change it to our every whim. While we are progressing in terms of technology, we are simultaneously regressing socially. Each step we take towards becoming a “progressive society,” we are losing touch with each other and our planet as well. From overpopulation to the loss of natural elements that nurture the planet, we have to do something about this as a community before it is too late.

The author makes some very valid points through his research and facts in 11:58: Last Chance to Save Civilization. He draws references and shares them with readers as well. I appreciated the little footnotes where he left useful links and meanings for readers to conduct their own research. We all know that we are destroying our planet one day at a time, but the way the author has compiled this information makes this very real. Simply being aware of climate change or pollution is not enough; it is time we take some steps against it and make sure we have a planet to live on by the end of the century. Jeb Taylor explains all this, gives ways to improve the current situation, and how it can be achieved on a bigger scale in a very simple yet impactful way.

Alyssa Elmore

Learn a process that could save humanity in 11:58 (Last Chance To Save Civilization) by Jeb Taylor. Planet Earth is in trouble. Currently, the earth is experiencing over-population, constant deforestation, and an unhealthy reliance on fossil fuels. After thousands of years of struggling for survival, we humans have finally succeeded in progressing to a period of civilization. Sadly, while our technology has advanced, many of our belief systems, social structures, and old ways of doing things, haven't. This is regrettable, as this is what is holding us back as a species. It's time that we improved our way of reasoning to match the ever-growing advancement of our technology. As we release old structures and habits, we may have a fighting chance. Uncover what exactly is causing global warming and how to address the dire need immediately. Discover how to change the fated outcome of our planet and its population. With action, we can make a difference. It's time to take control of our future and leave behind a legacy of peace and social advancement.

Join author Jeb Taylor as he lays a foundation for a plan that quite literally could save the earth in 11:58 (Last Chance To Save Civilization.) I appreciated Mr. Taylor's detailed breakdown of glacial and interglacial episodes, what climate change is, and how it affects the planet. With science to back up all of the data, the author gives irrefutable evidence that we need to change our habitual ways of thinking and adopt new rules, regulations, and uproot old and outdated belief systems. While I did not agree with everything Mr. Taylor stated, I was impressed with his evidence and obvious in-depth research into our social and belief structures. I agree that working together as a worldwide collective and changing the way our government works will garner the positive results for which our earth cries. I think that everyone should read this relatively short book, as it can very well be life-changing.