"Rising world populations and pollution are damaging the planet faster than ever, experts have warned. Man has ruined ecological systems to meet demands for food, fresh water, timber and fuel, the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment said. Up to a third of animal species face extinction, global warming may cause disease, and deforestation reduce rainfall, it added. UN chief Kofi Annan said: "Human activity is causing massive damage." www.milleniumassessment.org/ what are we to do as individuals about this? This is extremely serious. In my paper it got about a two inch column stuck away in a top corner of a page opposite a gossip columnist. THAt is how the media views the severity of this worldwide problem!