30
Mar
05

The Dying Planet

It is at least partly reassuring that some are well aware of the severe destruction wrought by a way of life and economic system that has been referred to as modernity, progress, development and capitalism. The article linked to below outlines the grave perils in which the planet has been placed as a result of hyper industrialization and urbanization. We can continue to debate whether modernization is terminal, on the other hand, at this pace there will soon be no one left to continue the debate.

For press releases from the U.N., see:

UN-backed ecological report warns of potential new diseases and ‘dead zones’

FIRST GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF ECOSYSTEMS ‘UNPRECEDENTED CONTRIBUTION’ TO DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, PEACE, SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL

From the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), see:

Earth’s Ecosystems Crucial for Economic, Social, & Spiritual Stability

For a news summary, see:
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/
03/30/UNEnvironment0330.html

and for the actual report itself, with summaries and slide presentations, see:

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

and “Linking Local Knowledge to Global Science”

I am grateful for the fact that some still see room for debate here, especially given the impression I have of (too) many persons who proceed with their daily lives, unquestioning if not oblivious, who seemingly accept the current order as normal, ‘natural’, and without alternatives. Indeed, they are willing to bring new children into such an environment…a ‘vote of confidence’ in favour of the dominant system?

Advertisements


1D4TW

EVERY DAY FUH T'IEF,
ONE DAY FUH WATCHMAN

feed de devil



FOLLOW ME ON

FOLLOW ME ON

FOLLOW ME ON

kalinda

March 2005
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

ENEMY

de ark-hive

STATE

JUMBIE ON THE WALL

top spirit blows

GOOD PEOPLE

FIST

EYE

allyuh can borrow but yuh cyar steal or sell de t’ing

Creative Commons License

pay de devil

trinidad street graffiti images courtesy of thumbprints.co.tt; all other photos courtesy of caribbeanfreephoto, under Creative Commons licenses.

BLUE DEVIL RED WALL

allyuh care about is numba

  • 44,185 hits since long time, nah

CARIBBEAN GRUNGE

subscribe by email

Progressive Bloggers


%d bloggers like this: