Friday, January 08, 2010

Controlling the Future

Highly recommended
"Fifty years ago the population of the world was less than 3 billion. Now it's more than double that number. The projection is 9 billion by 2050. Climate change provides a challenge in providing food for the entire world's people. The current rate of extinctions is 1,000 times faster than what has occurred in the past. Biodiversity is being destroyed. Martin Rees [President of the Royal Society - PW] says we're in denial about some risks. Top of the list is climate change. Science, says Rees is the global culture. Rees says the present century may be a defining moment as we are the first species to hold the future of the planet in its hands."
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