Right now I'm reading a book called "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman that really goes in depth on these issues. I agree that this is one of the most pressing issues world wide today, especially as the global population continues its explosion. In the 1950's there were 2.7 billion people on earth, while today there are over 6 billion, a number which is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050. In my opinion, the only option is the development of sustainable alternatives to current resource management. To those that claim that this is a "liberal political agenda" only, I pose this question: what do we have to lose? By addressing climate change with the development of alternatives we save ourselves from dealing with the unavoidable fate of depleted, limited resources which are currently essentials in the world economy. If we can alter this path, it will serve to better not only in the here and now for our economy and ecology, but will culminate in the development of a sustainable future for many years to come.
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