Change has always been a constant of life, not just in this age. Changes that are coming or even under way now appear to include a newly rising importance of resources, especially of the living kind and of fossil fuels, environmental changes, among them the lack of sinks which is a far more pressing problem with regards to most resources than their limits, the state of ecological services affected by global change(s), but also economic and communicative globalization which includes what may amount to a long called-for redistribution of income between countries, and finally the new population transitions.