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It has become obvious to me that my generation has over exploited our wonderful world - and it's younger people who will pay the price. L...
It has become obvious to me that my generation has over exploited our wonderful world - and it's younger people who will pay the price. Like many people my age, I've benefited from a long period of constant economic and population growth - we are addicted to it. But sooner or later this consumption growth will have an end. We appear to be already bumping against the limits of what our planet can sustain and the evidence is everywhere to see.

So today I am announcing Dick Smith's Wilberforce Award -- $1 million to go to a young person under 30 who can impress me by becoming famous through his or her ability to show leadership in communicating an alternative to our population and consumption growth-obsessed economy. I will be looking for candidates whose actions over the next year show that they have what it takes to be among the next generation of leaders our incredible planet so badly needs.
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