One World: The Health and Survival of the Human Species in the 21st CenturyBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1174 (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1174
- Eugene Boostrom
Ed Robert Lanza Health Press, $25, pp 300 ISBN 0 929173 16 3
In One World Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Jimmy Carter, Carl Sagan, C Everett Koop, and 40 more of the world's most influential political, multinational agency, and health sector leaders each contribute a brief essay expressing their thoughts on the health and survival of the human species in the 21st century.
Although the collection reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the contributors, all share a concern that the future of our species is far from secure. Most of the essays recognise evidence of stressed and sometimes failing systems, evidence sufficient to make one wonder if we might be …