12 May '11, 4pm

Jeffrey Sachs Takes on Murdoch: Jeffrey Sachs isn’t solely placing blame for the unsustainable direction of th...

Jeffrey Sachs Takes on Murdoch: Jeffrey Sachs isn’t solely placing blame for the unsustainable direction of th...

Jeffrey Sachs isn’t solely placing blame for the unsustainable direction of the human population at the feet of Rupert Murdoch, but he’s certainly staring in the media mogul’s direction. At the 17th annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference in New York City, Jeffrey Sachs , Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and superstar economist, offered a grim outlook of where the world is now and where it might be headed. “I think it is right to say the window has closed,” he proclaimed. “We are now in a state of anthropogenically induced global crisis.” Fox News and the Wall Street Journal aren't helping the situation. Sachs was not just referring to the acidification of the oceans or biodiversity loss, but also the almost-annual occurrence of “100-year” weather events, the pressures of real rising food prices and the continued reliance on f...

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