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p. 1659. Envisioning the futurelocked

  • Mark Maslin

Abstract

‘Envisioning the future’ considers some of the deep questions of why humanity seems unable to deal with the question of pollution. The challenge of climate change must be seen within the current dominant political and economic landscape. Only by understanding the fundamental societal and economic causes of carbon emission can we hope to be able to build systems that can rapidly reduce them. In doing so we may also provide solutions to global environmental degradation, poverty, and security. Future policies and international agreements need to provide win-win solutions that deal with the biggest challenges which face humanity in the 21st century.

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