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Old 11-27-2002, 06:02 PM   #16
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I think we need to get to the root of the situation. Maybe instead of giving money we could help the land and make it so they could grow crops again. It's like a cold, people cover up the symptoms instead of getting at the actual germs. In turn the cold gets unnoticed so It takes longer to go away.
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I think we need to get to the root of the situation. Maybe instead of giving money we could help the land and make it so they could grow crops again. It's like a cold, people cover up the symptoms instead of getting at the actual germs. In turn the cold gets unnoticed so It takes longer to go away.
Right Ravenstar - and that means stoping Carbondioxide emissions drastically.

The last 20 years the Arctic sea-ice thicknes dropped from more than 3 meters to less than 2 meters, North American people increased the CO_2 emissions py approx. 1/4.
US Citizens are still world leaders in these emissions (no matter if you compare it per person or the emissions of the whole country (in the same timespan Western Europe decreased it's CO_2 emissions).
Because of that the world climate is seriousely in danger, one side effect is that people who have never heared of green house effect (they have neither the money nor the time to inform themselfes though various medias don't even know what TV is) have a serious problem to survive.

Also the climate catastrophe isn't the only reason for that food shortage where all these people have to starve to death, but it seems to be the mayor reason.

Stop buying SUV gas guzzlers, think about spending you money for less destructive cars (e.g. there are cars out there who "only" need 3 liters / 100km not 30l/100km)
Of course the emission is more important than the fuel efficiency (for example for several years the Porsche 911 needed more fuel than for example the Honda Accord - but hat less emissions).

Think about your lifestyle if you can change it to a less destructive style. We should stop to convince the rest of the world that our lifestyle is the best and think about where we want to go.
If we start to spend money for so called eco-products we can be sure industry will develop more of them for us.

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Old 11-28-2002, 09:49 AM   #19
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I think we need to get to the root of the situation. Maybe instead of giving money we could help the land and make it so they could grow crops again. It's like a cold, people cover up the symptoms instead of getting at the actual germs. In turn the cold gets unnoticed so It takes longer to go away.
Well-planned land reforms are a good idea too.
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:41 PM   #20
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Go here to help now:

http://www.mercycorps.org/


Go here to learn about an organization that is trying to help impoverished nations with economic and legal reform:

www.ild.org.pe/f-news.htm

It's the "Institute for Liberty and Democracy" in Peru and their ideas are the best I've heard to get at the root of the problem. So far they have helped Peru...

Cheers!
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you know, if our governments would only learn how to use our money more properly situations like this would surely be smaller in size.

canada for instance has screwed around with tax dollars for a long time. recently they spent a billion dollars on gun registeration and ahve asked for more. they have since backed down after heated pressure against them.

really, the government does not speak for us.

when it comes down to the good of mankind, the government is not there.
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sorry to jump in to this late but a week or so ago the Wall St. Journal ran an article about a man who saved Asia from starving and is trying to do the same thing with Africa -- but no one is supporting him. The article is quite long [a bit too long to post] and I'm at work at the Wall St. Journal typing this and I doubt they would like me breaking copyright law on their computers. So if you want to read it, PM me and I can email you a copy later.
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Zoomerang96:
Right, governments love to throw money around for various reasons:
1. Lobyists
2. "Paying back" the money they got for their election campaigns



I have not enough insight in Canada's politics to have an opinion about the gun registeration thing you mentioned.
But obviousely it's a big advance for a country to be able to track down the owner of a gun.

And - to stay ontopic - something to the third world politics from our "first world countries". I really hate to see that the US and the EU (just an example, most (all?) other 1st world countries do the same) grant billions of $ subsidies to their agricultur sector, the sector where 3rd world countries could compete and make money. (also tariff protection).
At the same time they tell these countries to open their market for competition, because that's the best (but just for us)

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