Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What about conservation?

I've been looking for statements about conservation. Instead everything is about continuing to produce, build, go places, shop, all of which must happen to some extent, of course. But where are the quotes about shopping less, staying in your own neighborhood, turning off the lights, having fewer children ... I'm sure such statements exist but not at the policy level - LESS is not considered good for the economy.

What I did find today was the following note, from the Guardian (UK), about scientists  convening in Copenhagen in March:

"Scientists are to hold an emergency summit to warn the world's politicians they are being too timid in their response to global warming... The meeting follows 'disturbing' studies that suggest global warming could strike harder and faster than expected... Katherine Richardson, a marine biologist at the University of Copenhagen, who is organizing next month's event, said: 'This is not a regular scientific conference. This is a deliberate attempt to influence policy.'" By David Adams, February 10, 2009

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