Sustainable Development is mainly the balance between Population, Resources and Environment - PRE framework. Wise usage of resources so that we don't compromise future generation.
I think that some nations didn't endorse it specifically the US during the Bush H W time, he said, "American way of life should not be compromised", or "The American Way of Life is Not Negotiable" meaning reduce usage of gas etc. If I was not mistaken, US want China to reduce coal usage first before they will sign the Kyoto Protocol. Most European countries went green and endorsed the Kyoto protocol then. Agenda 21 was done after Kyoto Protocol.
Agenda 21 is a very useful framework for the preservation of natural resources.
LOL< That made me laugh out loud. the americanthinker.gov site views about it.
Agenda 21 is the effort of representative/delegates from 178 countries who met in Brazil on 1992 which was commissioned by the The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). They came up with that 700 plus bluepring Agenda 21.
The principle is good but it entails a sweeping policies/change which could change how we peruse resources and how to safeguard environment in general.
"So, what are the answers?" They are going to have to be socialist, which means honest government and commonalities of interests like air and water, and not criminal exploitation pitting everyone against everyone.
However, there's no such thing as truly socialist in a structure that they're planning. Essentially, the big boys at the top will be living it up and it will be much like communism. My thoughts for what they are worth.
However, something does need to be done. We will kill ourselves off if we continue using the planetary resources the way we are.
Yes, you do have to look it up. Tired of people commenting on things they haven't bothered to research...
You are totally wasting your time with shortstory - he is a forum troll.
You are of course absolutely correct in pointing out that what is needed is a different way of dealing with things. The virtual slavery of the mass is pretty much complete - right to the point where many of them think this is 'normal' and even try to defend their condition.
Hi Sophia and Tony, good day. It is us then who will change, not the economic system because after all we can change for the better - civil coexistence (in the real world) or in the forum - civil discourse/debate.
Could be also that "it is not the consciousness that determines the being, but the being is determined by consciousness". This structure of economy (our economic conditions) forced people to become what they are unconsciously.
Tony. Two sides of the same coin. Same as Dems and GOP. Two sides of the same coin. It's the coin that has to change - not the side.
Sophie in a perfect world with perfect beings that might be possible, but human beings are flawed. And no matter what the system there will always be some fighting for a little bigger slice of the pie. It is far beyond Dem and GOP. Utopia is not possible.
2200 years ago a devastating drought hit Egypt which ended pyramid building and the rule by pharoes it affected the entire region north africa and even italy and greece and lasted more than a decade. People were starving to the point where they were eating their own children as they sought refuge with food and water. Do you think Americans will sit by and suffer without adequate energy supplies when we have the might to take what we need? I'm afraid even the socialist left would rather have heat than be held hostage by some 3 rd world nation with more than enough supply.
Well that's just reality. The libs want to create a dependency class where everyone relies on the government for their needs. What happens when the government can't supply them with their needs? We have seen what happens in Greece, London and WI with demonstrations and violence. When people are self reliant and responsibile for their own well being they adapt. The libs want dependency and chaos so they can seize power and better to have the power to keep people dependent than not, no?
Lady Love. Not the dems do NOT wwant dependency. They want the opportunity to earn an honest living. And that is NOT what they are getting. Laws have been legislated so that big business gets it all. They shouldn't be entitled to tax loop holes. Nor should they get away with a lot of what they are.
This country has the least labor law to protect workers. Everywhere else in the world one gets paid leave ranging from three weeks to six weeks per year. Here one has to work oneself to death or starve.
That's what I mean about virtual slavery. The laws of this country need to enable people to earn a decent living. Then there wouldn't be a need for dependency.
Also a bunch of stuff that arguably isn't/wasn't 'ours'--including the land comprising the US and Canada, all of which was taken by force and/or guile. Well, as I said, it's 'done'--history now, and no more.
But adjurations to America to 'take what's ours' are--breathtaking.
And, IMO, the only thing that's likely to render America 'too weak' is the contempt of, and disregard for, physical reality and the science that describes it most accurately, which is displayed and promoted by certain America ideological groups and corporate interests.
Please don't pretend that New Zealand doesn't exist as an independent, sovereign nation at the pleasure of those far more powerful and significant. Be proud of your beautiful country, but don't be unrealistic.
Amazing! Hollywood has a vested interest in making films about extreme subjects like the sudden weather shifts in '2012' and 'The Day after Tomorrow'. Cinema goers just love disaster movies. However, so called weather experts prefer a more cautious approach. That is, until the rug gets pulled out from beneath their feet! Truth is, nobody wants to hear bad news. Isn't that exactly how the financial collapse happened three years ago?
Funny you should say "Instant Ice Age." I discovered a film called "Absolute Zero" while researching an article about movies and cocktails that go together. It's about exactly that: the Earth getting flash-frozen. Ludicrous.
By the way, the matching cocktail is called an Absolut Zero.
@Jeff. I don't know how accurate the science is on that. But it was on the History Channel. I've read about Elf Transmitters before and they can do certain things.
The last ice age did hit so suddenly that it killed all the dinosaurs. There have been various theories. The earth fell of its axis. A major meteor hit. Some things we will never know until it's too late!
Case in point. Japan built sea walls for tsunamis. Only they were for earthquakes for 7 on Richter scale, Nobody considered a 9!
How many ice ages were there? I distinctly remember reading up about dinosaurs (or something) being frozen in their tracks with berries still in their stomach. The food that was in their stomachs was from a completely different climate zone.f
About five. The last geologically significant one happened during the age of mammals, and that's when critters like woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers and such developed. (Cave men, too!) This is the one people are usually talking about when they say "The Ice Age." There's been talk of a mini-ice age that happened during the Tudor dynasty in England. Global temps took a wee dip, but not deep enough or long enough to get glaciers across Europe again.
Interestingly, some climate scientists believe that global warming will result in a localized ice age in Eurasia, as the melting of the polar ice shifts the Gulf Stream, the (relatively) warm flow of which keeps Northwestern Europe mild in the winters. Only time will tell if they're right.
I hadn't read that about dinos being "frozen in their tracks." Do you recall the book's title? I can believe it, though; all kinds of strange stuff has been found with dino bones.
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