.Science assessments indicate that human activities are moving several of Earth’s sub-systems outside the range of natural variability typical for the previous 500000 years. Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change. This requires fundamental reorientation and restructuring of national and international institutions toward more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project, of the Pew Research Center, has just published the report Understanding the participatory news consumer or How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research International between December 28, 2009 and January 19, 2010, among a sample of 2.259 adults.