Re: Is climate change a human rights issue?
Most definetly! Its an issue of who has the right to do what to my planet. And your planet. Its an issue of who actuals owns the earths resources: The people who found them first or those who aquired them through compulsion? In the end it doesn't matter because their are no truely closed systems in this world. The only kind of thinking and acting that will lead to survival-- in a world worth inhabiting--is the recognition of the profound interdependance which connects the highest quality of life for each and everyone of us inseperably to the common success of human kind,every single human being.
This is true at a very practical level. What would happen if we took two thirds of our defense buget and invested it in building environmentaly sound economic infrastructure in the countries of our greatest enemies. We would win the war on terror! This is true because people with promissing alternatives do not blow themselves or for that matter others up, especialy the others who gave them those opportunities.
Better yet can you imagine what would happen if we spent the bulk of the federal buget developing a cheap, clean, virtually limitless source of energy? At the point which we can power an entire home for five dollars per year there is no longer an excuse for haves and have nots to exist. The entire socioeconomic power structure would have to be destroyed or at least rewritten.
The findings are based on a phenomenon known as the "Mighty Girl Effect."
- The study tracked the responses of more than 5,000 men over the course of a decade.
- The results showed that men who lived with daughters were less likely to hold traditional views on gender relations and roles.
- This effect seemed to be strongest as the daughters entered secondary-school age.
There might be hope for our oceans, thanks to one clumsy moment in a coral tank.
- David Vaughan at the Mote Laboratory is growing coral 40 times faster than in the wild.
- It typically takes coral 25 to 75 years to reach sexual maturity. With a new coral fragmentation method, it takes just 3.
- Scientists and conservationists plan to plant 100,000 pieces of coral around the Florida Reef Tract by 2019 and millions more around the world in the years to come.
The billionaire entrepreneur predicts the rise of technology will soon force society to rethink the modern work week.
- Branson made the argument in a recent blog post published on the Virgin website.
- The 40-hour work week stems from labor laws created in the early 20th century, and many have said this model is becoming increasingly obsolete.
- The average American currently works 47 hours per week, on average.
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