Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN special adviser and director of The Earth Institute believes that three key meetings in July, September and November, will present ‘our generation’s best chance to get on track’: Sachs: ‘The time has finally arrived – we’ve been talking about these six months for many years but we’re now here. This is certainly our generation’s best chance to get on track. Such diplomatic opportunities only come around every decade or so, and here they are all aligned in six months. We need to be successful.' Professor Sachs is an adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ehrlich to U.S. Senate 1974: 'If we have 20 years -- which I wouldn't put a nickel on -- but if we have 20 years, we're already 10 years too late in starting to do something about it.' - 'One of the big problems is how do you generate a feeling of urgency...'
'If bad weather continues in the Midwest this year, and if the monsoon should fail this year in India, as it might, then I think you're going to see the age of scarcity and many of the changes I'm talking about coming on next winter.'