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NEW YORK – Les grands changements sociaux se produisent de plusieurs manières. Une percée technique, le moteur à vapeur, les ordinateurs, l’Internet peuvent y jouer un rôle prépondérant. Des visionnaires, comme Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. et Nelson Mandela peuvent faire naître des demandes pour plus de justice. Des dirigeants politiques peuvent aussi mener un grand mouvement de réforme, comme le New Deal de Franklin Roosevelt.

Notre propre génération a un besoin pressant de stimuler une nouvelle ère de grandes transformations sociales. Nous devons cette fois-ci agir pour sauver la planète d’une catastrophe environnementale provoquée par les activités humaines.

Chacun d’entre nous ressent le problème presque tous les jours. Canicules, sécheresses, inondations, incendies de forêt, fontes de glacier, pollutions des rivières et tempêtes extrêmes secouent la planète à un rythme accéléré en raison des activités humaines. Notre économie mondiale de 70 trillions de $ par année exerce une pression sans pareille dans l’histoire sur les milieux naturels. Nous aurons besoin d’adopter de nouvelles technologies, de nouveaux comportements et une nouvelle déontologie, soutenus par des preuves solides, afin de concilier la poursuite du développement économique avec la viabilité environnementale.

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