The hot potato for over a decade has been the environment, and the ever-present, unfolding disaster of climate change.
The world’s leaders are currently in Durban to discuss Kyoto and what the collected nations can achieve, and the early reports already don’t look good. Humans need clear, tangible disasters at their feet in order to believe they need to change their lifestyles. And it seems the world’s scientific community apparently isn’t enough to provoke fear in the general populace. It should.