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16 Apr 13 05:32

With this question, along with the questions from the people in this clip, our Open Minds conversations begin. The big questions about tomorrow concern us all - whether they are about gaining food security, funding longer and healthier lives, advancing sustainable energy solutions or managing climate and natural disaster risks. All our thoughts and ideas matter because only together will we find the answers and the opportunities. Join the conversation here on the Open Minds platform - discover what others think and share your own questions, opinions and ideas.

Follow the link to find out more about the wonderful bunch of people who gave their time and insights to make the clip come to life http://150.swissre.com/film/whats_on_your_mind/


Category: Funding longer lives, Food security, Climate/natural disasters, Sustainable energy


3 Comments

Rob Hurst - 17 Apr 2013, 10:07 a.m.

Fantastic video - really inspiring.

Daniel Martin Eckhart - 17 Apr 2013, 3:30 p.m.

Loved it, too. Watched it several times now and I keep getting chills when the lady at the end says "we have to ask ourselves as this generation - what do we want to leave behind for our children, and their children". I'm the father of three great kids and you bet I pick up litter, try to not waste energy, try to act responsibly. One planet, one planet only ... and I want it to be just as beautiful for my kids and their kids as it was (and still is) for me.

Alicia Montoya - 27 Apr 2013, 2:40 p.m.

On my mind is the fact that we keep talking about many of the challenges we face but very few people are addressing what I consider to be central point. In my view, the elephant in the room is over-population. And we're not just a little over-populated: Global population has nearly doubled in my lifetime (in 1974 we passed 4 billion, hitting 7 bn in 2011). And it will continue to grow (at a slower rate) until 2050 when we're expected to hit 9 bn. So in order to feed, house and power all these people, we'd better learn how to consume much less and much more efficiently and sustainably. Innovation will have a huge part to play, as will consumer behavior. I know we'll get there, I just hope the planet will sustain us until we do.


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