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Chart out new plan to protect all from impending global disasters: Prof Yunus

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UNB, Wolfsburg (Germany) :
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus here on Tuesday called upon the academics around the world to chart out a new plan to protect human beings from the impending disasters on earth saying that the time is running out.
"We've to mobilise our all creative powers to make that happen and come up with a desired new path avoiding disasters," he said highlighting the challenges the world is facing today including climate change issues.
Prof Yunus made the call while opening the two-day Social Business Academia Conference.
Head of Global Social Business Summit and co-founder of the Grameen Creative Lab Hans Reitz, Yunus Centre Executive Director Lamiya Morshed and Pro Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Cam Donaldson also spoke at the opening session.
Prof Yunus said human beings are not born to take defeat so easily but can find the way to become the master of the planet rather than being its "submissive passengers".
He urged all not to give up all the negative pictures saying these are to be aware of only and help move ahead towards building a new civilization.
Prof Yunus laid emphasis on communicating the realities of the day to the rest of the world that they cannot just go and have fun in this "spaceship" as if nothing is going to happen. "We've to take notice of it. We need to be prepared for it."
He said the academic world is usually a tough path and not an easy world.
"Imagine you're within a spaceship. The planet is really a spaceship. It's floating in the space," Prof Yunus said adding that everybody is busy doing their own work not thinking much in which direction things are moving on and why.
He posed questions, "Who're the pilots and crewmembers in the spaceship? We must push it in the right direction. So, we need academics. The fact is that we've very little time left."

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