[T]he enigmatic Maurice Strong is preparing his legacy. -- The Toronto Star
From the Inside Flap
Where on Earth Are We Going?
From one of the most influential figures of our time - and one of the key players to straddle the conflicting worlds of business and the environment - a surprising call to action.
World hunger, ecological and environmental disaster, global warming, massive shifts in weather systems, the re-emergence of diseases long thought controlled, and political turmoil in a world where a barrel of water is more expensive than a barrel of oil. Such is the Report to the Shareholders
, Earth Inc
., dated January 1, 2030 that begins Where on Earth Are We Going? Millennium panic? No - this time the scenario is vividly painted by the home-grown legend whose venue is nothing less than the world stage, and whose players are the leaders of countries and the captains of industry.
Thoughtful, anecdotal, riveting, this is Maurice Strong's view as the consummate insider.
To explain how he came by his beliefs, he chronicles his poverty-stricken beginnings as a child in the prairies during the Depression to his appointment as President of Power Corporation at 29, his becoming Undersecretary of the United Nations at 40 and on the domestic front, Chairman of Ontario Hydro.
Hard-headed, practical, impassioned, this is a call to action by a key business and environmental player at the end of the 20th century that cannot be ignored and will be much debated.
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