26 July 2011

‘Green’ the environment
Borneo Post - Malaysia
Engineers should think ‘green’ and not merely ‘large’ when designing and commissioning projects, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said yesterday. Launching the Asean Australian Engineering Congress here, he said the ‘green approach’ was necessary because environmental issues such as the greenhouse effect, deforestation, pollution, environmental degradation and climate change had grown to an alarming proportion in many parts of the world. (...) “Overpopulation poses yet another challenge. According to the United Nations Population Division, the worldwide population is expected to increase by 2.6 billion over the next 45 years…that is from 6.5 billion today to over nine billion by then. “The huge population is already putting a strain on limited natural resources that we have. All these problems, which are becoming commonplace, demand that we re-examine and change the way we live.”…(26 July 2011)

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