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The Long Road Back to Rio

Part 1: Evading the Climate Conundrum I am only a child and I don't have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you. You don't know how to fix the ozone layer, you don't know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back an extinct animal and you cant bring back the forest that once grew, where there is now a desert. If you don't know how to fix it, please ...

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Did you know that?: Lady Jackson

Lady Jackson/Barbara Ward (1914-1981 ) was a pioneer  of today’s well known and most important concept: "Sustainable Development”. She was the first who enlightened and seeded this idea to the public world in its context known today. Barbara Mary Ward (1914 – 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries. She urged W ...

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Rio+20: A mirage for Africa?

Though COP 17 established the Green Fund to support the vulnerable states to fight climate change, it was however, not clear about the sources of funding. This left the poor and struggling states in more miserable conditions in the fight against Climate Change. Who will provide them, under what mechanisms and in what time frame are the key questions that Rio+20 might try to provide with some satisfactory an ...

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Saving the world shouldn’t feel good

Much to my own surprise, I'm not paying extra for organic food products to avoid funding dead zones on the sea floor caused by agricultural fertilizer run-off from non-organic aka "conventional" farms. I'm not buying organic food to abstain from supporting industrialized farming in leaking excess pesticides into our ground water, each year leading to polluted bore holes being shut down and new ones having t ...

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20 Years Later, Will Anything Change?

In 1992, more than 178 governments came together in Rio de Janeiro for the Earth Summit. The Earth Summit was created as a response to the growing impact of humans on the environment. This summit resulted in Agenda 21, which contained a comprehensive plan of action for all countries under the United Nations organisation to implement. ...

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