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In a guest post on the Planet Under Pressure blog, Bo Kjellén, senior research fellow at SEI in Stockholm and former chief climate negotiator for Sweden, writes that the Rio+20 Conference “must face the emerging reality” that global development, technological progress, and a rapidly increasing population, “bring us into conflict with the immensely large natural systems”, and once-local, national or regional environmental problems are now global.
“Our species is now the master of the planet,” he writes; “we have become a force of nature. This is the Anthropocene Era.”
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Source: Planet Under Pressure blog, UK