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									KERATAN AKHBAR
SURAT KHABAR
THE STAR
27/12/09
TARIKH
MUKA SURAT
N27
JABATAN
BKAS
Time will run out for us
if we do not change now
a
THE world has little time
to prevent the extinction of
humankind.	.
Indeed, if we do not change
our ways of development that are
based on total resource allocation
and extraction, the time will
come quite soon when our ability
to live as humans in harmony
will come to an end.
Therefore these current years
are the most precious for us to
change global outcomes, as it
takes decades to put global
solutions in place.
In this respect, by 2050 there
will be no lead-time left to
reverse human beings' dire state.
Many things dictate this, but
they are predominantly:
>	UP to 11 billion humans to
feed, clothe and give shelter
(according to the UN, a further
four billion inhabitants based upon
normal fertility rates, and where
we currently have more than one
billion people starving daily):
>	WATER running dry
(Europe's source in the Alps, the
Ganges River in India, the Yellow
River in China, the Colorado River
a modern society: and
> DEPLETION of natural
resources that cannot be
replenished.
Overall the world is heading
towards a time when solutions
cannot be found, as time will
have literally run out to do
anything about our dire state.
For it has to be said that in
another 40 years we shall just not
have the time to solve anything
other than to suffer the conse¬
quences of global wars to attain
economic resources, famine and
drought.
That is where we are heading
now with no signs of any change
- the Copenhagen Agreement
being a pointer to this very fact.
We therefore implore all
leaders of nations to act now, for
now we have time to prevent
human oblivion. Thereafter, we
shall not have this option to do so.
^Overall the
world is
heading
towards a time
when solutions
cannot be
founds
in the US, etc.);
>	GLOBAL food shortages
through climate change, with a
predicted world population
explosion over the next four
decades;
>	GLOBAL warming;
>	UNATTAINABLE energy needs
for the economic construction of
the developing world;
>	EXTINCTION of rare earth
elements that are vital to support
DR DAVID HILL,
Executive Director,
World Innovation
Foundation Charity,
Switzerland.

								
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