nuovo libro WWI
- Subject: nuovo libro WWI
- From: "Alessandro.Gimona"@peacelink.peacelink.it ("Alessandro Gimona")
- Date: 29 Mar 00 20:51:04 +0100
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From: "Alessandro Gimona" <agimona at hotmail.com>
Subject: nuovo libro WWI
nuovo libro del world Watch Institute (ordinabile on-line
http://www.worldwatch.org) su ambiente e globalizzazione.
Spero interessi (e che aiuti i futuri politici a mettere a punto politiche
GLOBALIZATION STRAINING PLANET'S HEALTH:
Cross-Border Alliances Needed to Safeguard Environment
Globalization presents growing threats to the planet and its
according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington
research organization. Forests are shrinking as the value of global trade
forest products climbs, from $29 billion in 1961 to $139 billion in 1998.
fisheries are collapsing as fish exports rise, growing nearly fivefold in
since 1970 to reach $52 billion in 1997. Human health is also endangered,
pesticide exports increasing nearly ninefold since 1961, to $11.4 billion
"The surge in movements of goods, money, species, and pollution across
international borders is placing unprecedented strains on the planet,"
Hilary French, author of Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the
Globalization. "Ironically, the best way to tackle these problems is by
globalization to work for us, instead of against us."
Channeling globalization to protect, rather than undermine, the
natural systems, is key to building an environmentally stable society in
21st century. People are using new communications technologies to create
powerful international coalitions, like last December's outpouring of
concern at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Seattle. And
help spread environmentally beneficial products and technologies, from