the Global Economy
& E-Commerce Have Major Environmental Benefits
There has been more
growth in world population since 1950 than during the preceding four
million years -- from when we first stood upright. I donít think we
have yet grasped the dimensions of the consequences of the sort of population
growth that we are experiencing.
The emerging New Economy created by the Internet is producing more than
just a business revolution: It is also generating enormous environmental
benefits. By reducing the amount of energy and materials consumed by business
- often dramatically - and increasing overall productivity, the Internet
stands to revolutionize the relation between economic growth and the environment.
and Community Renewal
Recently (on the Charlie Rose show) Bette Midler was asked what she
would do if she had an opportunity to start her career anew. What would
she choose if she werenít an entertainer? And without missing a beat,
she said she would be an urban planner.