Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Will Humanity Survive? Maybe Not.

Jorgen Randers, who visits Albany today, raises questions about humankind's near-term prospects. His report was delivered to the influential global thinktank, The Club of Rome.

The following is a summary of the report, which appears on The Club of Rome's website:

New Report issues warning about humanity’s ability to survive without major change

(Rotterdam, the Netherlands): 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, by Jorgen Randers, launched by the Club of Rome on May 7, raises the possibility that humankind might not survive on the planet if it continues on its path of over-consumption and short-termism.

In the Report author Jorgen Randers raises essential questions: How many people will the planet be able to support? Will the belief in endless growth crumble? Will runaway climate change take hold? Where will quality of life improve, and where will it decline? Using painstaking research, and drawing on contributions from more than 30 thinkers in the field, he concludes that....

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