Friday, September 18, 2009

Just ignore it and maybe it will go away.

Human-made Crises 'Outrunning Our Ability To Deal With Them,' Scientists Warn

"Energy, food and water crises, climate disruption, declining fisheries, ocean acidification, emerging diseases and increasing antibiotic resistance are examples of serious, intertwined global-scale challenges spawned by the accelerating scale of human activity," say the researchers, who come from Australia, Sweden, the United States, India, Greece and The Netherlands.

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Anonymous said...

“They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent. …Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest warnings, we have entered upon a period of danger. The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedience of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences. ... We cannot avoid this period, we are in it now.”

---Winston Churchill

And now we're _really_ in it.

Too bad you have to pay $15 online to the AAAS/Science magazine to actually read a copy of the article itself. I'm somewhat concerned this article may imply a call for a form of "new world order" wherein the haves become the enforcers on the resource-rich have-not nations. The question of sovereignty arises, but that may become moot in the face of the long emergency. The future ever darkens...

Anonymous said...

I think that crisis is a good thing for the human race.

Thats what drives evolution.