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U.N. biodiversity meeting ends with agreements to protect ecosystems

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slow or halt the rate of extinctions

Do these idiots every study science? Species have been gong extinct long before humans showed up.

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Do these idiots every study science?

The meeting is not about protection of ecosystems but to protect cheap access to fish stocks, clean water and other resources we over consume.

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So funny... but noway for dolphins or whale I suppose, right? They will not stop anyway to do anything with fish stocks, do anything with poison in the water too. Sorry but this sort of meeting is just a joke for the biodiversity. A very sad joke.

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Saving and protecting forests on Earth make a successful meeting. The trees that make up the forest have regenerated for tens of thousands of Earth years, keeping our earth green: our planet Earth would be liken to one of those other planets that make up our solar system - without tree's. Man made technology is deceitful, using much natural resources too process, only to be thrown in the garbage (hopefully recycled) or dumped in the lakes or Ocean. Clean water is a growing problem that needs continuous examination.

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@gaijinfo Although it's true that all species go extinct eventually, the current mass extinction is caused by humans. Therefore, it is our responsibility to prevent it from getting any worse. Even selfish, anthropocentric people like yourself should realise that humans need biodiversity to survive on this planet.

@magic d Although the hypocrisy around Japan's whaling program is frustrating, it should be noted that not all whale species are threatened or endangered. The minke whales which are the main target of whaling are not hreatened or endangered.

My country, Australia, is vehemently anti-whaling, yet we have the worst record for extinct species in the world. So having the meeting here would be no less hypocritical.

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australia surrounded by water expects you to eat out of the desert^and where the people are, no biodiversity because it is green to have a concrete shack and talk about not getting dirty and touching the resources, though having a garden full with imported plants is said to be okay and fertilizers only come in plastic bags-is it okay to fish off the beaches, surely this is the natural way to obtain fish, wait! you have a boat? lets license you because we cant fish from the beach. well im gonna farm the floating fish then. nemo got away. wow look at all them fish swimming by! What record? Australia has a record for manipulation of its people in such a short period of time.

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Australia also has the second worst record in the world for Co2 poisoning

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The new scam - "biodiversity"

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Australia also has the second worst record in the world for Co2 poisoning

The National Average Carbon Emission (NACE) figure for 2009 (for automotive industry, in Aust'l)dropped to 218.5g-km, 1.8 percent below 2008’s 222.4g-km. Source Car Advice Aust'l web

Do check your facts :)

The new scam - "biodiversity"

Wonder how much will this new scheme cost people? Carbon regulation (zero emission goal) policies in Aust'l are expected to hike electricity prices.

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hilarious. The only "sustainable" growth percent is zero, but no one can deal with that, not when all economies on the planet rely on continuous positive growth. That's crazy. It can't last forever. What a fail of humanity to continue blundering along until we hit the wall. This does nothing but continue to reward the death of nature and the delusion of civilization by any means necessary.

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prices have to go up. To cry about prices is to call for government intervention. But then the same people want smaller government. Make up your mind, because you can't have both.

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High Prices allow for investment in innovation to occur. To prevent higher prices means to stifle innovation and prevent needed change. If the least we can do, we can't even do, prepare for another recession when the government bailouts can't occur anymore due to lack of funds. So expect higher prices. Doing nothing to change has ensured it.

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Every classroom in Japan and Okinawa should bring forth a sudy as part of the curriculum of every school - dedicated to biodiversity. It should be number one on the schedule.

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prices have to go up. To cry about prices is to call for government intervention.

To cry about prices is people telling the gov't to stop signing and enacting laws that are quite impractical in the first place. Enough of political correctness when it comes to voodoo environmentalism!

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@TheMarion totally agree

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You have to wonder how much of a carbon footprint this event had as all the delegates fly in from all over to talk about an issue and come up with an agreement that's not enforcable. As long as the population is expanding nothing is going to change. There might be opportunity to use land more efficiently to slow the expansion but even that won't be enough in the long run.

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