It doesn’t matter in which profession you are in, the key challenges for all of us for the 21st Century are to save our planet. An unprecedented biological collapse has begun worldwide resulting in mass extinction of plants and animals. Climate changes are highly visible all around the world resulting in an onslaught of natural catastrophes.
Rapidly rising temperatures induced by greenhouse gas emissions will give many species and ecosystems no time to adapt to the changing conditions. And if protecting our planet does not become a central concern in our mainstream economic activities we will lose much of our biological inheritance.
The real issues we have to focus on are what roles technology and science can play to enable us and our descendants to achieve a world in which to enjoy a future. It’s our primary goal to make sure that our children will know chimpanzees, butterflies and orchids not only from archived material.
Mike Ludwig is editor of Dendritic Neurotransmitter Release (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)).