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The world’s wildlife populations have reduced by around a quarter since the 1970s, according to a major report published Friday by the WWF conservation organization.
Marine species have been particularly hard hit as the human population booms, while numbers of birds and, fish and animals have also gone down, said the WWF in a report.
[ ]…Over-fishing and hunting, along with farming, pollution and urban expansion, were blamed.
WWF director general James Leape warned: “Reduced biodiversity means millions of people face a future where food supplies are more vulnerable to pests and disease and where water is in irregular or short supply.
“No one can escape the impact of biodiversity loss because reduced global diversity translates quite clearly into fewer new medicines, greater vulnerability to natural disasters and greater effects from global warming.”
The marine LPI showed a 28-percent decline with a dramatic drop between 1995 and 2005. The overall freshwater LPI fell by 29 percent between 1970 and 2003.
Biologist estimate that as much as 60% of the world’s Polar Bears live in Canada where even with government protection bear populations have declined 22% just since the 1980s.
Let’s get this straight. Bush goes to a foreign country where he implies that Senator Obama would be too quick to have diplomatic relations with countries like Iran even as Bush’s own administration is having talks with Iran. So does Dubya thinks Dick Cheney gives him a little gold star every time he tells another lie rolled up with the worse kind of hypocrisy, Bush’s appeasement malarkey
Perhaps Bush forgot that his ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, has been holding talks about Iraq with an Iranian counterpart. If so, there were Knesset members who could have reminded him. Israelis are intensely aware of the strategic gifts that Bush bestowed on Iran by toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime and empowering Iran’s Shi’ite proteges in Iraq. Indeed, few have done more to enable Iran than George W. Bush.
‘‘Some seem to believe,’’ Bush told the Knesset, ‘‘that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.’’ He was comparing unnamed appeasers of today to isolationists who thought they could negotiate with Nazi Germany and keep the United States out of World War II. Bush implied that Obama would be just that naive.
In reality, the likely Democratic nominee seems inclined toward a tough and prudent statecraft in the mold of Bush’s father and his secretary of state, James Baker. It also seems to have slipped the younger Bush’s mind that his own policy for keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran’s grasp is to encourage diplomacy along with mild United Nations sanctions.
AS we get to the end of Bush’s last term it seems that looking back over junior’s entire life it has always been his goal to act with as little integrity and honor as possible. On this one objective Bush Jr. has been remarkably successful.
“These first-hand accounts really highlight some of the tragic costs and horrific consequences of this Administration’s utterly failed policies in Iraq,” said CPC Co-Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). “We must redouble our efforts to end the occupation and to truly honor our troops by bringing them home.”
Don’t those vets realize that their Decider Guy gave up golf for them.
A short interview with documentarian Morgan Spurlock about his new project , Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?
FP: President Bush has said that he’s not all that concerned about finding Osama bin Laden at this point, and I know you interviewed some U.S. military personnel in the region for this film. From what you saw, is that their attitude as well?
MS: I think there is a concern, because you still have someone whose rhetoric does inspire people. The minute he puts out a tape or there’s some story that’s leaked about him, people get into fervor. It almost does become a call to action for a lot of people—a lot of extremists—in some of these countries. For me, I think there were multiple things that I found out. One is, of course, you should find this guy and he should be brought to justice.