Dire warnings that our localized environmental impacts could trigger global-scale "tipping points" and permanently break the planet have no scientific basis, authors of a new paper argue. Not everyone agrees.
Our natural environment and the resource base for the world economy are inexorably linked. Therefore these two crucial parts must come together for the house to remain standing, as our species is now heading toward 8 billion by 2025.
The struggle goes on -- in Capetown and Durban and Pretoria, in Oakland and Manhattan and Los Angeles, in the hearts and minds of souls of people who fight despair and corruption in the cities, towns, and villages of the world.
Last week after spending three life-changing days at the Clinton Global Initiative , I came away with a profound sense of hope, inspired by all the participants present and by no less than President Clinton himself.