ISAAC ASIMOV (1977)
We cannot afford enemies any more.
Within a generation or two human society will be in total destructive
disarray.Heaven knows how bad it will be. The most optimistic view I can
take is this: Things will get so bad within a dozen years that it will
become obvious that we must, whether were like each other or not, work
Let’s consider it this way: by the time the world
doubles its population, the amount of energy we will be using will be
increased sevenfold which means probably the amount of pollution that we
are producing will also be increased seven-fold. If we are now
threatened by pollution at the present rate, how will we be threatened
with seven-fold pollution by, say, 2010 A.D., distributed among twice
We’ll be having to grow twice the food out of soil that is being poisoned at seven times the rate.