Questioning economic growth
Our global economy must operate within planetary limits to promote stability, resilience and wellbeing, not rising GDP, argues Peter Victor.
First, there is mounting evidence that this growth is largely unrelated to measures of happiness. Second, in recent decades, increasing inequality has accompanied
much of this growth, leading to problems ranging from poor public health to social unrest. Third, the prospects for real improvement in the developing world are likely to be diminished if developed countries continue to encroach on more ecological space.
Solving emerging problems by bio-synthetic engineering. Craig Venter tries to make synthetic organisms to make biofuel.
Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life
This will not likely solve the problem unfortunately. Something must be done fundamentally to shift the principle of economic growth. But blindly blaming and denying science and technology is equally stupid. We should try to shrive to be better and not to be illogical morons.
Most of the people have never heard about Leishmania donovani. I am sure you know about malaria. Leishmaniasis is similar to malaria but it is more deadly. Once you are infected with Leishmania donovani and they over come your immune system, you will face certain death unless treated properly. Unfortunately available drugs are very toxic and they can kill ~5% of patients. Continue Reading
This can prevent you from having an erection. People in University of Waterloo did some research of the effectiveness of the health warning of smoking on a package, and found it makes some people stop smoking. You can see some example down below. Canada and Qubec have comprehensive health care systems so they do not want to waste tax money to treat diseases related to smoking. Quebec is a part of Canada but I think they have their own health care system. A package in Japan and probably in USA does not carry such a warning.