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Zatamon
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posted 25 September 2001 02:12 PM      Profile for Zatamon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Please take a look at the report:

World Scientists' Warning to Humanity at

http://www.worldtrans.org/whole/warning.html

Over 1,500 members of national, regional, and international science academies have signed the Warning. Sixty nine nations from all parts of Earth are represented, including each of the twelve most populous nations and the nineteen largest economic powers. The full list includes a majority of the Nobel laureates in the sciences.

I have also posted the entire article in the "environmental disaster thread" but I thought it was important enough to have its own thread.


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Zatamon
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posted 25 September 2001 05:20 PM      Profile for Zatamon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
P.S.

Some highlights from the report which are quite relevant now as we are contemplating war again.

Remember, these are most of your world class scientists speaking, not some ignorant ceackpots:

"
Warning

We the undersigned, senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead.

A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it, is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated.


What we must do


Five inextricably linked areas must be addressed simultaneously:

……………


Success in this global endeavor will require a great reduction in violence and war.

Resources now devoted to the preparation and conduct of war -- amounting to over $1 trillion annually -- will be badly needed in the new tasks and should be diverted to the new challenges.

A new ethic is required -- a new attitude towards discharging our responsibility for caring for ourselves and for the earth. We must recognize the earth's limited capacity to provide for us.

We must recognize its fragility. We must no longer allow it to be ravaged. This ethic must motivate a great movement, convince reluctant leaders and reluctant governments and reluctant peoples themselves to effect the needed changes.

The scientists issuing this warning hope that our message will reach and affect people everywhere. We need the help of many.

We require the help of the world community of scientists -- natural, social, economic, political;

We require the help of the world's business and industrial leaders;

We require the help of the worlds religious leaders; and

We require the help of the world's peoples.

We call on all to join us in this task."


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vaudree
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posted 25 September 2001 10:03 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You might find this interesting. The Younger cultures seem to be right-wingers.
http://thomhartmann.com/something.shtml

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Chaos-Theory
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posted 25 September 2001 10:32 PM      Profile for Chaos-Theory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hemp for victory. http://www.hempcar.org/ford.shtml
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JCL
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posted 26 September 2001 01:43 AM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wasn't this a story on the short lived spin off series of the Lone Gunmen from the X-Files? *L*
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