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We asked our youth contributors to list their top 10 positive emerging trends and top 10 negative ones. We also asked some experts their
opinion. Here are the results. What would you add?
Jukka Uosukainen, Deputy Director, International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
"We have to make a decision about the use of nuclear power. Can we run the risk of more accidents, like Chernobyl, devastating the environment." Would you like to see a world without nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants at the end of your life?
Julia Ivanchenka, Ukraine
"Dumping rubbish anywhere, anyhow, has become a habit in African cities today." We are running out of places to dump our garbage. How can we force our generation to re-use, recycle and repair their possessions to achieve the most important goal which is to reduce the amount of garbage they generate?
Jennifer Chanda, Zambia
The most critical issue we shall be dealing with in the next century is precisely the same one that we failed to deal with in this one: human greed. As long as we sanctify greed as a noble human motive, we cannot overcome hunger, poverty and oppression or redress the consequences of our own remorseless drive to exploit for our own good the environment and life-style of other people's cultures.
John le Carré, Author, England, UK