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Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems

20 Feb 2012

The Guardian

JOHN VIDAL, Environment Editor

"Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.

In the face of an "absolutely unprecedented emergency", say the 18 past winners of the Blue Planet prize - the unofficial Nobel for the environment - society has "no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilisation. Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society, or they will be changed for us"..." Read the full article here.

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