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UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change'

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The economic case for global action to stop the destruction of the natural world is even more powerful than the argument for tackling climate change, a major report for the United Nations will declare this summer.

The Stern report on climate change, which was prepared for the UK Treasury and published in 2007, famously claimed that the cost of limiting climate change would be around 1%-2% of annual global wealth, but the longer-term economic benefits would be 5-20 times that figure.

The UN's biodiversity report – dubbed the Stern for Nature – is expected to say that the value of saving "natural goods and services", such as pollination, medicines, fertile soils, clean air and water, will be even higher – between 10 and 100 times the cost of saving the habitats and species which provide them.
UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change' | Environment | The Guardian

There is no problem that more UN power cannot solve!
 

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Global problems require a global response, that is where the UN comes in.

If individual governments took care of the species and environment we wouldn't have these problems in the first place.
 

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do you think if we just turned over totalitarian power to the UN we could get rid of mean people and bad stuff? gosh well it's certainly worth a try!



Global Warming is going to slowly sink into the background. just like the giant holes in the ozone layer and deforestation.
 

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do you think if we just turned over totalitarian power to the UN we could get rid of mean people and bad stuff? gosh well it's certainly worth a try!
The topic is about conserving our dying species.


Global Warming is going to slowly sink into the background. just like the giant holes in the ozone layer and deforestation.
What makes you say that? As the world experiences the effects of global warming it will only be more important to tackle.
 

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do you think if we just turned over totalitarian power to the UN we could get rid of mean people and bad stuff? gosh well it's certainly worth a try!

Err, no, nobody has suggested that.
 

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The UN has been at the leading forefront in identifying the wrong solutions to impossible problems so it can come up with inane results.

Truthfully, the case to save species and conserve our natural resources should come above "Climate Change," (er, whatever happened to Global Warming?) but it will not start at the UN. Environmentalism is a bottom up process, not a top down.
 
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