Dossier: Flux and Reflux as the Global World Expands


The planet is booming – literally. Population is rising and cities are relentlessly increasing in size. For the first time in human history, the urban population is larger than the rural one. But as the planet grows, resources thin out. Moreover, the world's population is aging and global warming remains a troubling specter. Some warn of 'a perfect storm' of woe in 2030. What can be done?

The planet is booming – literally. Population is rising and cities are relentlessly increasing in size. For the first time in human history, the urban population is larger than the rural one. But as the planet grows, resources thin out. Moreover, the world’s population is aging and global warming remains a troubling specter. Some warn of ‘a perfect storm’ of woe in 2030. What can be done?

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