The British International Motor Show is to be cancelled next year due to the recession according to the industry press.
You might think that’s gloomy until you read other headlines like: “Global crisis 'to strike by 2030”. Yikes!
Water shortages are predicted across large parts of Africa, Europe and Asia Growing world population will cause a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030, the UK government chief scientist has warned. By 2030 the demand for resources will create a crisis with dire consequences, Prof John Beddington said. Demand for food and energy will jump 50% by 2030 and for fresh water by 30%, as the population tops 8.3 billion, he told a conference in London. Climate change will exacerbate matters in unpredictable ways, he added.
The song refrain - “things can only get better” seems to get more and more hollow.