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UN report warns environment at tipping point
Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012

Posted on 06/06/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A United Nations report warns that the earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits" and that sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes are looming.

The UN's Environment Program says that climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer, plummeting fish stocks and the mass extinction of animals are among the most worrisome environmental threats.

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1 posted on 06/06/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They said the exact same thing 10 years ago.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 11:59:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can remember hearing this exact same speech but using slightly different reasons in 1977 while in 8th grade.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 12:00:54 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
UN report warns environment at tipping point

Not another "tipping point" (exasperated) ...

4 posted on 06/06/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: Abathar

“I can remember hearing this exact same speech but using slightly different reasons in 1977 while in 8th grade.”

When I was in the 8th grade (’71), they told us by the year 2000, the world would be so polluted we wouldn’t be able to produce food and would become cannibals. That we’d be living in an ace age and wouldn’t live past 40 years old.

So, trying to scare little kids apparently isn’t considered child abuse.

Frankly, these people are FOS and looking for any excuse to control the individual.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was the report written by the 1st grade graduate or the 2nd grade graduate on their staff?

Inquiring minds want to know?


6 posted on 06/06/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: WKUHilltopper

“When I was in the 8th grade (’71), they told us by the year 2000, the world would be so polluted we wouldn’t be able to produce food and would become cannibals.”

Only 12 years off.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 12:08:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation: We want your money.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 12:09:15 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So let’s start a pool, which goes first

Environment or Guam

9 posted on 06/06/2012 12:10:31 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A United Nations report warns that the earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits" and that sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes are looming.

I believe it's always been this way. If you want to live on a planet with a static climate , go find one. This one is dynamic. Besides, if it is happening, there ain't a damn thing we could do about it anyway.
10 posted on 06/06/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Frankly, these people are FOS and looking for any excuse to control the individual.

I think we have a winner here.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 12:13:12 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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12 posted on 06/06/2012 12:13:58 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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No Global Warming For 15 Years: New UK Met Office global temperature data confirms that the world has not warmed in the past 15 years
13 posted on 06/06/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm. Seems like we have heard this before..


14 posted on 06/06/2012 12:15:13 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Malthusians - spouting the same doomsday crap since 1798.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If true a bunch of people would die which is what they claim to want anyway.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 12:16:50 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Also I love how they all jet down to Rio de Janeiro to receive and impart this “wisdom”.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 12:18:09 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: twistedwrench
So let’s start a pool, which goes first Environment or Guam

Ha! That's funny.
18 posted on 06/06/2012 12:18:37 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh fer cryin’ out loud!


19 posted on 06/06/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s just too bad the UN couldn’t have been around way back when to save the dinosaurs.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 12:21:26 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FR is slipping. Where is the picture of the 1950’s lookin’ dude holding his hand to his forehead and saying “not this sh*t again”?


21 posted on 06/06/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by scram2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suggest the whole UN move to Brazil to closely monitor it, whatever teh current ‘it’ du jur is.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If something isn’t done quickly, every Leftist on the planet will have to commit suicide to reduce mankinds impact on nature.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 1:26:44 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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There has to be a crisis to convince legislators that the middle class in developoing countries must accept a much lower standard of living with substantial financial penalties for their unsustainable lifestyle. People must see that it is for the greater good that their property and livelihood is reallocated to “environmental” purposes. They must accept that their individual freedoms are actually causing the crisis and they must step back into “sustainable” ways for the good of all and for future generations.

If there wasn’t a suitable crisis, there would be no need to rachet back. There would be no need for global government to direct the evolution; a cental global environmental eforcement arm; regional governance/ control by unelected bureaucrats, tribes and environmental NGOs; reallocation of vested individual wealth; investment and trade opportunities for ecosystem services and impacts on public “goods.” People like Al Gore and Bill Clinton couldn’t get richer.


24 posted on 06/06/2012 1:45:03 PM PDT by marsh2
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UN: Give us your money and power now, or we are going to flip it!!!


25 posted on 06/06/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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