Skip to comments.UN report warns environment at tipping point
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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They said the exact same thing 10 years ago.
I can remember hearing this exact same speech but using slightly different reasons in 1977 while in 8th grade.
Not another "tipping point" (exasperated) ...
“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.
Was the report written by the 1st grade graduate or the 2nd grade graduate on their staff?
Inquiring minds want to know?
“When I was in the 8th grade (71), they told us by the year 2000, the world would be so polluted we wouldnt be able to produce food and would become cannibals.”
Only 12 years off.
Translation: We want your money.
Environment or Guam
I think we have a winner here.
Hmmm. Seems like we have heard this before..
Malthusians - spouting the same doomsday crap since 1798.
If true a bunch of people would die which is what they claim to want anyway.
Also I love how they all jet down to Rio de Janeiro to receive and impart this “wisdom”.
Oh fer cryin’ out loud!
It’s just too bad the UN couldn’t have been around way back when to save the dinosaurs.
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”?
I suggest the whole UN move to Brazil to closely monitor it, whatever teh current ‘it’ du jur is.
If something isn’t done quickly, every Leftist on the planet will have to commit suicide to reduce mankinds impact on nature.
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.
UN: Give us your money and power now, or we are going to flip it!!!