There are warnings from science that the current state of affairs cannot continue. It's not sustainable. And that's the whole point of the
The theme: "Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-being." The specific topics will include: energy, climate change, HIV, over-exploitation of resources, and poverty. Says the AAAS meeting invitation: "Many of the practices that support the levels of material well-being already achieved are not sustainable in resource and environmental terms."
I get the feeling this meeting will not be a celebration of current events.