Threats to our way of life
Article By: Elizabeth Rogers
Food crises, water shortages, pandemics and other disasters -- what do they mean for our future? More news from ideaCity 2008.
It seems the daily news is a maelstrom of new research and innovation mixed with dire warnings against impending crises. It's confusing at best, and alarming at times. Are things getting better, or are they getting worse? Can we find reasons to be happy (and hopeful) in the face of such threats as food prices spiralling out of control, water running out and pandemic illnesses potentially wiping out part of our population