Did you know: For the first time in 2008 the world’s city dwellers outnumbered those in the countryside. The share of urbanites is projected to continue increasing, so that by 2030 some 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Lester Brown is featured in a Science News for Students article entitled "Cool Jobs: Paid to dream." In the story, three experts who spend their time looking into humanity’s future are interviewed. Each, in his own way, tries to predict what can happen, and even what should happen. While Brown doesn’t call himself a futurist, as president of the Earth Policy Institute, he does spend plenty of time envisioning what our planet could and should look like decades from now. Get the full article here.