THIS CHAPTER PROVIDES THE READER WITH THE BIG PICTURE. It looks at our planet as a system of systems in which everything affects everything else, evaluates how human activities affect the planet, talks about the big society and new economics, and in the end discovers new marketplaces.
Don’t you sometimes get tired of watching all these news channels? In some hotel lobbies, they are showing BBC News around the clock; in others, they run CNN.
And why the continuous communication about crisis after crisis? Why must a piece of news be something horrible—a personal meltdown, crime, or murder—before it makes its way to the television? Or a tsunami, war, or financial crisis?
Certainly only exceptional events ...