There is a material crisis, rooted in economics.
The world is headed for a catastrophic (cataclysmic) collapse in material standards; and is doing nothing to prevent this.
(The only thing which could prevent it are effective, radical, harsh measures to increase productivity - increase the amount of material output of necessaries per capita, preferably by increased efficiency but if not by increased effort - re-allocation of economic man-hours. And this could only be done piecemeal and one place at a time - global strategies do the opposite. And this is impossible due to democracy.)
And the longer nothing is done, the worse the crisis will be.
The nature of the crisis will be the death of hundreds of millions - or maybe a billion or few - people, whom the planet is no longer able to sustain - death by a mixture of starvation, disease and violence.
Current global policy suggests that the crisis will be made to penetrate every corner of the globe; nobody is allowed to exempt themselves.
But the economic crisis has its roots in spiritual crisis - the apostasy of the West.
Its symptoms are alienation, psychosis and the active pursuit of evil among the ruling elites; who then enforce this upon those they rule.
Alienation because life has no meaning, no purpose, human individuals have no relationship with anything outside their own thoughts.
Psychosis because reason and common sense are subverted and replaced with nonsense and wishful thinking.
Evil because there is a morality of anti-Good: i.e. the systematic and progressive promotion of vice (inverted Virtue), ugliness (inverted Beauty) and lies (inverted Truth).
So the material crisis is inevitable because of the spiritual crisis; however, the material crisis cannot be averted by means of curing the spiritual crisis: the spiritual crisis must be repented for the right reasons (i.e spiritual reasons) - and not in order that the material crisis will be averted.
If we tried - and the attempt could not be sincere hence could not be effective - to promote spiritual reform as a means to the ends of material prosperity, then we would indirectly but certainly amplify the size of the material crisis.
There is no alternative to repentance, and repentance can neither be secret nor strategic.