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Debt-for-nature swap will protect rainforests in Guatemala
3 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
About 20 percent of Guatemala’s debt to the United States will be forgiven in exchange for forest conservation efforts in the Central American nation, officials announced yesterday. It’s the largest debt-for-nature swap carried out under the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998, which allows debt owed to the U.S. to …

China’s first-of-its-kind “Green GDP” report finds pollution hampering economy
3 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
The Chinese government is exploring an innovative way to assess economic growth with a new “green GDP” report, released last month. The report found that air and water pollution cost the nation $64 billion in 2004, equivalent to 3 percent of gross domestic product; it suggests that China’s true growth …

What comes after Kyoto? Forward-looking German gathering gives taste of possi…
3 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
Germany seems to be gearing up for a new charge against climate change. During the same week that German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country’s intentions of using its fast-approaching G8 and E.U. leadership to tackle the issue, a conference in Berlin brought together scientists and politicians to discuss what …

Lead still bad for you, and at lower levels than previously thought
3 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
Lead exposure levels long considered safe for adults have been linked to higher death rates from stroke and heart attack, says cheery research in the medical journal Circulation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggests that safe blood lead levels for adults are up to 400 micrograms per liter, but …

California will measure chemical levels in people’s bodies under new law
3 Oct 2006 at 3:10pm
The first state to measure how residents absorb chemicals from everyday products will be, of course, Arkansas. Ha ha — you wish, Arkansans. No, it’ll be California. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a “biomonitoring” bill Friday that calls on state health officers to collect voluntarily submitted samples of blood, urine, …

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  1. The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

    The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

    Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
    Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
    Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
    Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

    Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

    If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

    Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

    When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

    There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

    People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

    Emotion ends.

    Man becomes machine.

    A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.

    FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

    SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.

    To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

    PlanetSave

    EarthNewsWire

    sushil_yadav

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