A CNN/TIME survey of Asia-Pacific countries reports that avian flu is expected to be the biggest global issue in 2006, followed by economic slowdown and terrorism.
What happened to global warming? Why didn’t it rate a mention in the survey?
The Australian weather bureau is predicting that tomorrow will be the hottest New Year’s Day on record – at least in Sydney. But with freezing conditions in Europe, will 2005 end up being on average, cooler globally than 1998?
Interestingly, according to the CNN survey, the war in Iraq was of concern to only 7 percent of respondents, with the highest awareness in Australia (13 percent).
My best wishes to readers of this web-log for the New Year, for 2006 …another chance for us to get it right.
And a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt as we end 2005,
“Understanding is a two-way street”.