A panel of international environmental scientists believe that Earth Summit 2012, scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro in June of this year, is doomed to fail.
The solutions they are looking for, they now acknowledge, may not lie with governments at all. Apparently this come as a surprise to them.
Prominent among them is Bob Watson, whose full title is fact Professor Sir Robert Watson FRS, but who prefers the more friendly `Bob` as a term of address.
For full details, see Fred Pearce - Earth Summit is Doomed to Fail, Say Leading Ecologists, 10 Feb 2012 at www.newscientist.com.
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