Which Future ?
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
THE ISSUES :
Climate disasters are on the rise. Around 70 percent of disasters are now climate related.
In the last decade, 2.4 billion people were affected by climate related disasters, compared to 1.7 billion in the previous decade.
Destructive sudden heavy rains, intense tropical storms, repeated flooding and droughts are likely to increase, as will the vulnerability of local communities in the absence of strong concerted action.
Environment destruction caused by humans is a global problem, and this is a problem that is on going every day. By year 2050, the global human population is expected to grow by 2 billion people, thereby reaching a level of 9.6 billion people.
Sustainability is the key to prevent or reduce the effect of environmental issues.
To live sustainably, the Earth's natural resources must be used at a rate at which they can be replenished.
Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. Ways of reducing negative human impact are environmentally-friendly chemical engineering, environmental resources management and environmental protection.
Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from reorganizing living conditions (e.g., ecovillages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities), reappraising economic sectors (permaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture), or work practices (sustainable architecture), using science to develop new technologies (green technologies, renewable energy and sustainable fission and fusion power), or designing systems in a flexible and reversible manner, and adjusting individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources.
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