State of the Planet Conference 2012
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Mon Apr 16 14:48:10 BST 2012
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Yet another media non-event -- certainly compared to the scale of the
present obsession with the taxes of the rich and charitable. It's almost as
if there's a deliberate policy of ignorance between the political and media
"State of the Planet Conference 2012"
Download the "declaration" at --
Download policy briefs at --
Unfortunately, for all their wise words, the framework within which all
this is taking place doesn't inspire -- as attested to by the icon on the
right hand side of the web page which reads, "Conference Carbon Offsets
First paragraph of the 'State of the Planet' declaration --
"Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth
system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent
centuries is at risk. Without urgent action, we could face threats to
water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk
intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential
for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale."
OK, that's going beyond the usual solipsism on soot, but personally,
reviewing this stuff, I feel that "never in the field have human history have
so many words been spoken when so few would do"....
consumption is destroying society!
"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
(Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
Paul's book, "Energy Beyond Oil", is out now!
For details see http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/ebo/
Read my 'essay' weblog, "Ecolonomics", at:
Paul Mobbs, Mobbs' Environmental Investigations
3 Grosvenor Road, Banbury OX16 5HN, England
tel./fax (+44/0)1295 261864
email - mobbsey at gn.apc.org
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