1. E. O. Wilson, The Future of Life (New York: Knopf, 2002), p. 28.
2. Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1988), p. 123.
1. Peter Behr, “A Car for the Distant Future,” Washington Post, March 9, 2003.
2. Union of Concerned Scientists, “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” No- vember 18, 1992, http://deoxy.org/sciwarn.htm.
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5. E. O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (New York: Knopf, 1998), p. 262.
6. The most comprehensive summary of data on the global environment is provided by the Worldwatch Institute. A good summary can be found in State of the World and Vital Signs: Trends That Are Shaping Our Future (New York: Norton, 1997).
7. Philip P. Pan, “Scientists Issue Dire Prediction on Warming,” Washington Post, Janu- ary 22, 2001; Craig S. Smith, “150 Nations Start Groundwork for Global Warming Pro- jects,” New York Times, January 18, 2001.
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9. E. O. Wilson, The Future of Life (New York: Knopf, 2002), pp. 98–99.
10. “The Least Developed Countries Report 2002,” Escaping the Poverty Trap (New York: United Nations, 2002).
11. Robert Levine, “The Sims Online,” Wired Magazine, November 11, 2002.
12. NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education, Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life, and Society in the 21st Century (Wash- ington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003).
13. NSF Advisory Committee, Complex Environmental Systems, pp. 1–20.
1. David Stipp, “Pentagon Says Global Warming Is a Critical Security Issue,” For- tune Magazine, January 26, 2004.
2. Peter Swartz and Doug Randall, “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its