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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

What the world might be like in 2020...
A two-day conference organised by the UK's Environment Agency called Environment 2003 is considering the implications for society and the environment of alternate scenarios that are possible over the next 20 years...

One scenario suggests that people will begin to grow much more of their own food as fossil fuels increase dramatically in price, due to increasing demand greatly exceeding reduced supply... another suggests that international migration may increase significantly as climate change starts to make large, or heavily populated, areas of the world uninhabitable...

Thought provoking stuff + definitely worth considering now, ahead of time, before our options for changing behaviours and technology are too small to give us a chance of preventing the worst possible scenarios from becoming reality.