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COPENHAGUE – Les hommes s’inquiètent de l’avenir de la planète depuis des temps immémoriaux. Nous avons jadis craint que le ciel ne nous tombe sur la tête. Plus récemment, nous avons eu peur que la planète ne se fige et que la technologie ne nous abandonne à cause d’un supposé bug informatique qui devait arriver avec le nouveau millénaire.

Ces peurs ont aujourd’hui disparu, mais le monde fait désormais face à beaucoup de problèmes réels, qu’il est urgent de résoudre. Pensez à l’environnement, à la politique, à l’économie, à la santé ou à la population et vous trouverez nombre de raisons de vous inquiéter.

Toutefois, nous avons malheureusement tendance à nous concentrer uniquement sur certains problèmes parmi les plus importants, ce qui nous donne une vue déformée du monde dans son ensemble. La déforestation est un problème qui a fait les gros titres des journaux. Elle a poussé des célébrités à s’engager et a suscité une inquiétude généralisée. C’est, pour ainsi dire, une cause populaire.

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