Format: Paperback - 260 pages - Publisher: Seuil (1 April 2003)
Our planet is going badly: global warming, exhaustion of natural resources, soil and water pollution caused by civil and war industries, disparity of wealth, malnutrition of men, rate of staggering extinction of living species, etc.
Is the situation really dramatic? What to think of theses that dispute this pessimism?
Based on the most credible scientific data - and their uncertainties -, Hubert Reeves draws up a precise assessment of the threats hanging over the planet. His diagnosis is alarming: if life on Earth is robust, the future of the human species is at stake. Will the fate of the human adventure, started millions of years ago, be played out in the space of a few decades? Our future is in our hands. We must react, and quickly, before it is too late.
The rigor of an Astrophycien recognized in the service of a problem too often mitigated see ignored by many scientists.