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| November 10, 2007
|| Biotech to figure in new EU-India S&T cooperation |
by ASHOK B SHARMA
published by Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture and by Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd.
Biotechnology in agriculture, bio-fuel, climate change and energy security are top on the agenda of the European Unionís new offer for science and technology cooperation with India.
I am confident that we are embarking upon a new eara in science and technology cooperation between the European Union and India. Our S&T cooperation agreement is
about to be renewed for a further 5 years and we are about to announce new exciting opportunities for collaborative research, which may include biotechnology in
agriculture, bio-fuel, climate change, energy security and computational material science. We will establish a road map of our strategic S&T cooperation for 2008
| October 2, 2007
|| The Folly, Egoism And Dangers Of Climate Geo-Engineering
by Dr. Glen Barry Countercurrents.org
Is humanity so resistant to change that we will tamper with the
biosphere's workings to construct a "Frankensphere"; rather than
reducing population, consumption and emissions?
It is being widely suggested that humanity can "geo-engineer" a global
solution to climate change; that is, modify the Earth's biosphere at a
planetary scale. Many methods are suggested. Most include either
reflecting additional solar radiation away from the Earth, or using the
ocean to store more carbon.
Geo-engineering represents the shameless extreme nature of societal
refusal to cut energy use and emissions. We have not even really tried in
earnest as a human family to do so through conservation, efficiency and
alternatives. Yet, before we have even begun, we are going to bet the
human family's future on technological fixes that we hope will allow us
to continue consuming, and pumping out babies and emissions, without
I am furious; absolutely certain with every thread of my ecological
knowledge, intuition and being that no good and a large amount of harm
will come from geo-engineering. Proposed global scale experimental
environmental fixes will be disastrous. Under no circumstances may
untested planetary manipulations commence until all other options have
failed. The seeds of an operable biosphere remain, they must be given
time and space to reestablish themselves; and humanity challenged and
aided by all means to embrace necessary radical change.
The biosphere belongs to all people and tribes, and should it come to
wild once off experiments with the Earth, the decision must be made by
United Nations' consensus. Until then, government prohibitions on
unsanctioned activities must be implemented with all haste. Given the
lack of regulation against such planetary scale climate experiments,
direct action to stop arbitrary and capricious geo-engineering
implementation is warranted and necessary.
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