Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet
a book by Daniel Sitarz
(our site's book review)
This report on the Earth Summit strategy to save our planet is introduced by Senator Paul Simon, and looks at the quality of life on the planet from the perspective of population, ecology, health, etc. All nations must increase their sensitivity to population patterns and the consequences of unrestrained population growth on health, ecology, peace, air and water quality, and finite resources of all kinds.
They need programs that address these problems, not deterministic hands-off policies that guarantee huge and ugly consequences in a few decades. They need recognition of women’s rights; it’s time to realize that enough is enough regarding the patriarchal obsession with oppressing and dominating women to flatter male egos. There needs to be effective birth control programs that include education as well as clinics, birth control aids, disease monitoring, etc. Each country’s population carrying capacity needs to be figured out and utilized. And deforestation—especially of rain forests—needs to be halted.
There needs to be effective birth control programs that include education as well as clinics, birth control aids, disease monitoring, etc.
The author of this report is the UN Conference on Environment and Development, a conference which occurred in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Deforestation—especially of rain forests—needs to be halted
A rain forest