直面大自然的愤怒

巴基斯坦地震是去年一系列令人震惊的自然灾害的延续:印度洋海啸、尼日尔和其它非洲国家的严重干旱、飓风卡特里娜和飓风丽塔、中美洲泥石流和葡萄牙森林大火。

这些事件彼此并不相关,而且人类在自然灾害面前的脆弱古已有之。但它们之间也具备一些共性,而且向全人类发出了警告:我们还没有为迎接大规模自然灾害做好准备,但大规模自然灾害却肯定会日渐频繁。

大规模人口增长使很多人面临新的灭顶之灾。目前地球上共有65亿人口,比50年前增长了近40亿。根据目前的增长趋势,联合国预测2050年世界人口将最终增长到约91亿。

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