The Future is in Our Own Hands

By Ooi Kee Beng

March 2016 EDITORIAL
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Let’s be upfront about it. Anyone concerned about the survival of the planet has to struggle with the deduction that the greatest threat to the environment is Man himself.This paradox is a painful one, especially for those who love Mother Nature passionately: to know that you are out of sync with the life processes of the Earth. No quick effective retreat from Mankind’s ruthless hunt for material resources and endless search for recreation seems possible, and therefore we settle for...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: