WHAT WE CAN DO FOR MOTHER EARTH
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THE MOTHER EARTH AND WATER DECLARATIONS
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THE URGENCY

...Planet Earth stands on the cusp of disaster and people should no longer take it for granted that their children and grandchildren will survive in the environmentally degraded world of the 21st century.
This is not the doom-laden talk of green activists but the considered opinion of 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries who will today publish a detailed assessment of the state of the world at the start of the new millennium...
(The Independent UK, Wednesday 30 March 2005)
http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/040105EA.shtml
http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.aspx

Earth's species feel the squeeze
(excellent overview of Millenium Report and related issues)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4563499.stm

Citizens want strong environment policy
Nine out of ten Europeans say that decision-makers should pay as much attention
to environmental considerations as to economic and social factors when taking decisions.
This is the main message of a new Eurobarometer
for which interviews were organised in the second half of 2004.
Other findings of this survey:

* people are most concerned about water pollution,
man-made disasters (oil spills etc.) and climate change;

The survey confirms a remarkable finding from the February 2005 Eurobarometer on the Lisbon agenda: 63% of Europeans think that protecting the environment should take priority over economic competitiveness (against 24% who disagree).

The Source: EurActiv, Eurobarometer, Release date: 04 May 2005