24 Dec '12, 2pm

Dot Earth Blog: On Issues Like Climate Change, Can Urgency and Patience Coexist?

Here are some end-of-year thoughts on ways to fit human aspirations on a finite planet, expressed during a recent short interview taped while I was participating in this years Business for Social Responsibility (aka BSR) conference (more interviews and talks are here ). One is that addressing humanity’s entwined energy and climate challenges requires an unlikely mix of urgency and patience: How many people, how much stuff? The human species is in fast forward right now. Our pace of growth in just numbers is unparalleled. The last 200 years has been a growth spurt. In 1800 there were just 1 billion people on the plant. Now there are a billion teenagers, just teenagers. Seven billion over all and heading toward nine. That makes you say whoa. And then you realize that our appetites are growing faster than our numbers. In other words, as people move out of utter poverty into t...

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