Earth Summit

0 Rio+20: Will it save the planet or just be another useless meeting?

Two decades ago, the international community gathered for the 1992 Earth Summit conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thousands of people attended from nearly every nation on the planet, to address a number of environmental and economic trends that had everyone worried such as increased industrial pollution, rising demand for…

1 Where are we headed now, 20 years after the Earth Summit?

A big international meeting is coming up that, arguably, could determine our fate as a planet. Yes, I know that’s ridiculous — the idea that one meeting could determine the fate of much of anything. But the Rio+20 Earth Summit (not a good name, I would argue, since the fact…