Sunday, December 23, 2007

Future Challenges

Friedman gives a good look at the what the next generation will be dealing with.
The world is rightly focused on climate change. But if we don’t have a strategy for reducing global carbon emissions and preserving biodiversity, we could end up in a very bad place, like in a crazy rush into corn ethanol, and palm oil for biodiesel, without enough regard for their impact on the natural world.

“If we don’t plan well, we could find ourselves with a healthy climate on a dead planet,” said Glenn Prickett, senior vice president of Conservation International.

The mantra is: if the next generation is not engaged in nature, we lose everything...