Thus, because we are rapidly advancing along this non-sustainable course, the world’s environmental problems will get resolved, in one way or another, within the lifetimes of the children and young adults alive today. The only question is whether they will become resolved in pleasant ways of our own choice, or in unpleasant ways not of our choice, such as warfare, genocide, starvation, disease, epidemics, and collapses of societies
The Dynamics of Global Water Futures: Driving Forces 2011-2050 presents a summary of the findings of an analysis of the evolution of 10 major external forces (‘drivers’) that have direct and indirect consequences for water managers. A list of possible future developments in each of the domains was extracted from research and submitted for discussion and review through expert consultations to validate the degree of importance of the developments with regards to scenarios on water use and availability to 2050 and to gain an informed opinion on the likelihood of such developments occurring up to 2050.
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Large corporations taking the renewable, and solar, energy lead, include Google, Ikea and Walmart. Meanwhile, according to a report released in the U.S. last September by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar Initiative, “big box” discount retailers, including Walmart and Costco – they have installed 144 systems and 134 solar systems, respectively – are leading the way.
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