This society is widely recognisable since 1966, because reality has proven many of their forecasts made in the past, which were sometimes perceived insane. One of the craziest of the past and proven in real life are development of internet and fall of iron courtain.
What has appeared on the last list of forecasts for next 25 years is following:
"Forecast #5: The earth is on the verge of a significant extinction event. The twenty-first century could witness a biodiversity collapse 100 to 1,000 times greater than any previous extinction since the dawn of humanity, according to the World Resources Institute. Protecting biodiversity in a time of increased resource consumption, overpopulation, and environmental degradation will require continued sacrifice on the part of local, often impoverished communities. Experts contend that incorporating local communities' economic interests into conservation plans will be essential to species protection in the next century. "
/credit World Future Society/
This maybe scary, but it is better to know and get prepared, right?
As they write 'Crisis or opportunity'? And the difference is whether you are prepared.
It is even better to try to do something to prevent it. We, gardeners can contribute it in large extent.
This post is part of my own development and growth to that direction, because this is a process, nobody is born with it...
or maybe there are such gifted people, like teenager described in very interesting post at Strawberry Lane - just read it to get some more hope about youngest generation.
Greetings to You :) I wish you join me in the process of eco-awareness growth.