What Is Happening to Our Planet?

Over billions of years of evolution, primitive creatures transformed into sophisticated organisms, the last few millions of years having given the world the crown of creation - human beings.

It was not until recently that we have acquired a better understanding of nature, learned to design fabulous machines, and seemed to have grown "wiser." Many have even begun to live four times longer than primitive people did. Nevertheless, people have begun to increasingly use the riches of nature and intensively transform (and pollute) the environment. It is true that there is enough wealth on the Earth to last for the next 50-100 (or 150) years. But how about those who will come next? Are we expected to show concern about them, or should we leave them to the mercy of fate? Beside, there are enormously destructive weapons in our possession while we have not yet learned to live without wars. There are nuclear, chemical, and bacteriological weapons. In the hot-tempered atmosphere of a conflict, their use becomes very likely. Experts also predict the appearance of even more dangerous weapons that will be very difficult to detect or control.

Since the middle of the last century, much has been written about possible dramatic futures, and ways of stopping the sad march of events have been explored. One would think that our intellectual capacities, consciousness, and ability to make remarkable discoveries should help us find ways of surviving.

These problems are the subject of this website. It contains descriptions of various aspects of life that have plunged mankind into a grim situation at the beginning of the third millennium. The authors tries to find an answer to the perennial question "what is to be done?" and puts forth programs that may help save our civilization or, as they say today, ensure its sustainable development.

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