Format: Paperback - 260 pages - Publisher: Seuil (April 1, 2003)
Our planet is doing badly: global warming, depletion of natural resources, soil and water pollution caused by civil and war industries, disparity of wealth, human malnutrition, staggering rate of 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 provides a precise assessment of the threats hanging over the planet. His diagnosis is alarming: if life on Earth is robust, it is the future of the human species that is in question. Will the fate of the human adventure, which began 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 attenuated or even ignored by many scientists.