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Friday, May 13, 2011

World News and Happy Friggatriskaidakaphobia Day!

Galactic Empire
United Nations
  • The United Nations Environment Programme released a report today warning that, if changes are not made - global consumption of minerals, fossil fuels, and biomass could triple by the year 2050.  The overall theme of the report is stressing the importance of "decoupling" human well-being and economic activity from resource use - i.e. finding ways to become more efficient[1] in global resource use without degrading standards of living or harming economic growth.  Read the report.
United States
[1]  Dare I say "sustainable".
[2]  He hasn't been convicted yet.
[3]  And also happens to be the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller.

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