JEFFREY D. SACHS: SELLING SCIENCE
In a borrowed office on the 16th floor of United Nations Building 2, Jeffrey D. Sachs is on the telephone when I arrive. Although he began working in New York City only eight weeks ago, he seems right at home. He calls the city a unique base of operations. "I think New York is one of the few places in the world where one could find the breadth, the scale and the depth of expertise that you need to be able to address this," he comments. By "this," he is referring to sustainable development--
and how science and technology can be brought to bear on poverty, AIDS, tropical diseases, climate change and other issues confronting the globe.
This article was originally published with the title Science to Save the World.