23 May '11, 12am

Nobel laureates: 'we are transgressing planetary boundaries that have kept civilization safe for the past 10,000 years'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: 'quest for profit subverts our present and our future' (05/01/2011) As the honorary speaker at an event celebrating fifty years of the conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated that overconsumption and obsession with economic growth were imperiling the global environment and leaving the poor behind. What does Nature give us? A special Earth Day article (04/22/2011) There is no question that Earth has been a giving planet. Everything humans have needed to survive, and thrive, was provided by the natural world around us: food, water, medicine, materials for shelter, and even natural cycles such as climate and nutrients. Scientists have come to term such gifts 'ecosystem services', however the recognition of such services goes back thousands of years, and perhaps even farther if one accepts the caves pa...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0522-hance_nobel_laureates....

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