Headlines and Newsmakers

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The World Future Society homepage now features easy shortcuts to interesting stories found throughout the site, including the latest items from Futurist Update, new postings on the Web Forums, and excerpts from articles in the current FUTURIST. Click on any of the titles listed under WFS Headlines.

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Futurists are increasingly making news and being consulted by many news organizations around the world for their perspective on trends and the directions they may lead. Futurist Newsmakers provides links to new articles citing experts from the futurist community. (And if you missed anything, click on Newsmakers Archive.)

Among the stories recently posted:

* Pentagon's Climate Forecast: Global warming could intensify international conflicts, said Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall of the Global Business Network in a report on their Pentagon-commissioned study. In the next 10 to 20 years, environmental refugees fleeing floods in eastern Europe, for instance, could "invade" Russia, and France and Germany could war over the Rhine River's water. (Quoted in "Dramatic Climate Change Could Become Global Security Nightmare" by Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder Newspapers, February 23, 2004.)

* Intangible Music? …