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~ Idea 6034~
At long last in the year 2003 a wave of concern has arisen for the first serious climatic changes affecting planet Earth and humanity. They are due to the increase of the world population from 2.5 billion in 1952 to 6.3 billion now, to the concentration of populations in big cities and to the increase of human industries and transportation which pollute the air. The US and the USSR say that they cannot take measures because they would effect adversely their economies.
Well, when I succeeded to convene the first UN world conference on climatic changes in 1979 I was considered crazy, as I was when I recommended to Sweden to convene the first UN world conference on the environment in 1972. It took fifteen years to obtain a second conference in which the climate problem was beginning to be recognized as a ‘potential threat’ by governments. Then there was a third conference, not under the United Nations auspices, of a number of key governments in 2000 which confirmed finally the possible threat of climatic changes.
Now in the year 2003 the World Health Organization informed the world of the number of deaths due to climatic changes, namely 150,000 people, and predicted that the temperature of the planet will further increase by one to three and a half percent by the year 2100.
As regards world population, the UN forecasts for 2050 an increase of the world population from 6.3 billion to 8.91 billion (3.05 billion more in the poor countries and 40 million less in the rich countries).
These are very fundamental problems which will face humanity in the decades to come. They might become emergencies while billions of dollars are being spent on atomic weapons, on launching outer space vehicles into the universe, including for tourism, and on many other senseless activities.
The sixtieth anniversary session of the United Nations in 2005 must be a great, most vocal, historic, eyes, heart and minds opening world event.
Volume II - The Art of Personal Happy Living
Chapter 10 - Of Dreams, Visions and Ideals
I hope that some day somewhere on this planet there will be a University of Dreams, Ideals, Visions and Prophecies.
UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women,IndigenousP
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
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~ Angela Duckworth
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