“But what of the world’s water crisis? Currently the UN identifies approximately six ‘hot stains,’ places where water is so scarce that human life may not be sustainable and conflict over dwindling resources is an ever present threat. ” Ginger Adams Otis –A World Without WaterVillage Voice)
“Why does the developed world worry so much about sustainability? Because we constantly hear a litany of how the environment is in poor shape. Natural resources are running out. Population is growing, leaving less and less to eat. Species are becoming extinct in vast numbers. ….There is, however, one problem: this litany is not supported by the evidence.” Bjorn Lomborg –The Environmentalists are WrongNYT — registration req’d)
A goose fitted with a £3,000 electronic transmitter to chart its migration has been tracked 4,500 miles (7,245 kilometres) by satellite – to an Eskimo hunter’s freezer. –Satellite Tracker Finds Goose in FreezerBBC)
“Science fiction has often featured ‘evil empires’ against which are set utopian ideas whose survival must be fought for against the odds by a small but resourceful band of men. Such empires often turn out to be amazingly fragile when faced by intelligent idealists.” –War of the WorldsGuardian) The argument that Osama Bin Laden was inspired by Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert sounds far-fetched, but the parallels make interesting reading.