Today’s numerous incremental decisions by politicians and businessmen on energy, made wittingly and willingly or not, will accumulate to form fundamental constraints and contingencies shaping the lives of future generations. They determine whether, with all their growing wealth, they might have to cope with unfavorable climatic changes, billions of tons of radioactive materials, millions of square kilometers of genetically manipulated monocultures, including biomass for energy conversion, to name a few examples, or, alternatively, whether early resourceful self-restraint has avoided the related risks without impairment of the quality of future life on earth.


Related Risk Energy Conversion Future Generation Energy Policy Half Century 
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© Springer Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmar Krupp
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  1. 1.Department of General Systems Studies, College of Arts and SciencesThe University of TokyoMeguro-ku, 153 TokyoJapan

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