Get US out of the UN
Humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and must make unprecedented extra efforts to reach a goal of slowing losses by 2010, a U.N. report said on Monday. (snip)
"In effect, we are currently responsible for the sixth major extinction event in the history of earth, and the greatest since the dinosaurs disappeared, 65 million years ago," said the 92-page Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 report. (snip)
A rising human population of 6.5 billion was undermining the environment for animals and plants via pollution, expanding cities, deforestation, introduction of "alien species" and global warming, it said.
Can we leave now? Can we get US out of the UN? Regardless of whether the above is true (and I have serious doubts it is), we used to call this evolution. Remember evolution? That's what these same people insist kids be taught as fact in elementary school.
It's not the money wasted on this study that concerns me (and the US pays for 22% of every silly thing the UN does), or the millions to billions that will now need to be spent on "planning to achieve the 2010 goal," but that we know what comes next. The UN will now demand that we cease to burn fossil fuel, start riding bikes, and install the mandatory 1 windmill per household.
Out. I want out.