Thursday, June 21, 2012

From Rio - Helen Clark says: "Western societies don't need anymore TV's"

Tyrannical Despots, Environmental Crybabies Lock Arms, Sing Kumbaya in Rio

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As you sit in front of your energy-guzzling computer, emitting untold amounts of planet-killing carbon dioxide reading this column, never lose sight of the fact that every minute of every day you are committing ecocide against Mother Earth. The United Nations says so.

As United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark told the AFP French News Agency  this week, “The issue is how to get human development that will see it continue to rise for the world’s poorest people and people in developing countries. Because frankly human development in the West – we don’t need more cars, more TV, whatever.”

Thinking about buying a new car this year? Why, you evil Westerner! You don’t need that. You are demanding your new car off the sweat, toil, and exploitation of the world’s poorest people in developing countries. If only somebody would have caught the ear of President Obama before Cash for Clunkers!

Thinking about replacing that aging, hulking, cathode ray tube television set with an HD LCD TV? How dare you?! Not only do you not need more TV, but your demand for an HD picture is killing the planet!.....

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