Will Future Earth be the world we want?

Can we really predict what the world might be like 10, 50, or 100 years from now?

Modeling helps us understand how our planet works now and how it might behave in the future. And models, along with other evidence, have pushed complex environmental problems to center stage. The needs of 6 billion people are rapidly depleting natural resources and weakening our planet's ecosystems, presenting enormous challenges to our economy, security, and natural resources that will persist for generations to come.

Luckily, human ingenuity isn't a limited resource...