FIG. 5 Computer simulation of world trends.
on our own behavior. It took several centuries for Copernicus' discovery to penetrate our subconscious. Therefore, we should not get impatient if this new understanding does not immediately change our mentality and life style. On the other hand, we must not be complacent. Human ingenuity and the combined talent of people, such as the contributors and readers of this handbook, can solve the problems we face, but this concentrated effort must not take centuries. We do not have that much time.
Protecting the global environment, protecting life on this planet, must become a single-minded, unifying goal for all of us. The struggle will overshadow our differences, will give meaning and purpose to our lives and, if we succeed, it will mean survival for our children and the generations to come.
Bela G. Liptak
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