As forests have been felled and aquifers drawn down; as the atmosphere has filled with toxins and the oceans have been fished to exhaustion; and as the climate itself has begun to talk back, holding up a mirror to our profligate ways, the world has seen the dangers of business as usual.
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|--KOFI ANNAN, Beyond the Horizon (2002)|
The growing gap between rich and poor will aggravate interrelated crises, such as overpopulation, epidemics, unemployment, illiteracy, environmental degradation, civil war, and the loss of legitimacy of American hegemony.
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