The word “equitable”, the US insists, must be cleansed from the text. So must any mention of the right to food, water, health, the rule of law, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
I find it peculiar that water issues might not be related to the environment. Also food.
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So decreased rainfall in western states such as Colorado where you're not allowed to use a rainbarrel to collect water for your property because there is nothing left to spare and it all must flow downstream to those who also have shares in the watershed... that's not tied up with environmental factors?
I overheard someone say something to the effect that nature or god or the universe has a way of correcting imbalances that harm the planet, and that maybe catastrophic climate change is it's way of "correcting" the problem.
A few hundred million years being a zillion times longer than humans as we understand them have existed on this planet, and there is no guarantee that given evolutionary pressure coupled with technological development that there's anything which will exist in that time span which we would recognize as human, or that whatever may be around then would look back on us as recognize us as part of their same species so much as we regard fossil evidence of ancestors as being equivalent to us.
Whether life will continue on earth after the current (as we perceive it) stasis passes is practically a given based on past evidence.
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