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Drumbeat: February 27, 2012

Posted by Leanan on February 27, 2012 - 11:00am The world in 2050: Deutsche Post DHL releases a study on the future Scenario 1, Untamed Economy - Impending Collapse The world is characterized by unchecked materialism and mass consumption. This non-sustainable way of life is fed by the relentless exploitation of resources, a development that stokes climate change and causes natural disasters to mount. In a world characterized by tumultuous growth, demand for logistics and transport services climbs sharply.A global transportation supergrid ensures a rapid exchange of goods between centers of consumption. But as climate change advances, supply chains are increasingly disrupted, a development causing additional challenges for logistics companies. Scenario 2: Megaefficiency in megacities "Megacities" have emerged as the world's power centers. They are both the main drivers and ...

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