In this world hatred is never appeased by hatred;
hatred is only appeased by love. This is an eternal law.

What Kind of World Do You Want?

GEO-3 The third UNEP Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-3) provides global and regional perspectives on the past, present and future environment, linked together with telling examples from within various regions to form a comprehensive and integrated assessment.

Chapter Four (which can be downloaded from this site in a 2MB zipped PDF format rather than from the UN's slow server) presents four possible scenarios for the way our world develops from this time forward. Which one appeals to you?

Markets First

Policy First

Security First

Sustainability First

So again, which one appeals to you? Click on the name of the scenario of your choice and find out what your world will be like in 2032. Have a nice world.

If you want all the details, download Chapter 4 (2,115,077 bytes) of the Global Environment Outlook report. Most of the information on this page, and the four linked just above, comes from this very interesting report which additionally contains many interesting maps and charts. You will need Abobe Acrobat to read the PDF file after you unzip it.

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1. This famous saying by the Buddha has been translated many times:

Maps and Charts from GEO-3 Chapter 4
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