The future – by Juan-Ramón Capella

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What future awaits us?

We can expect for some peoples to eat more. In China, now, one billion more people are eating. I trust in Latin America things will go better, in Africa those terrible problems will end. We have the ecological problem before us, the substitution of oil. Everything goes so slow! In the seventies and eighties, our little group was completely aware of the ecological problem. And we were like apostles.

In Spain, the first studies came from your group, revolving around the magazine Mientras Tanto. Some authors didn’t come from the western consumer society, but from the Democratic German Republic.

Yes, and also in the Roma club and some Americans. The Carter report was very important. It was commissioned by the Carter presidency, it was called Global 2000. But it has taken the public powers so long to become aware of the problem! It’s been 30 years which could have been used. Everything goes so slow!

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