The United States joined 30 other nations in Geneva last April in signing a tentative agreement under United Nations auspices that calls for a 20% reduction in CFC emissions by 1992. In a statement Friday, Lee M. Thomas, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the United States would continue to seek its original objective of a 95% reduction in the next decade..
With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources “be it refusing to buy single use plastic bags or riding a bike to work.””Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide,” Secretary General Ban Ki moon said in this year’s message for the Day, observed annually on 5 June. “It is time for us to change.””The goal of sustainable development is to increase the quality of life for all people without increasing environmental degradation and without compromising the resource needs of future generations,” he noted. “We can do this by shifting our consumption patterns towards goods that use less energy, water and other resources and by wasting less food.”World Environment Day is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change.The theme of this year’s Day “Seven Billion Dreams.
Not that there isn’t a certain amount of pride in their work, as regimented and alienating as it might seem it’s not unusual to see the cranes decorated with awards and badges announcing record breaking container shifting performances. At the same time it’s also impossible not to be struck by the precariousness of their job security; with so much managed by the network it must surely only be a matter of time before the system evolves enough to remove the human element entirely. From the bridge of the Seletar they look like row upon row of repeating, multicoloured Lego bricks, six units high, each straddled by multiple cranes miniature versions of the ship loaders, sliding back and forth on rails.
She going to lose the tip of that finger anyways, no sense in waiting in pain. I could have that thing off in 15 minutes under local anesthesia. It been a long time since I knew anything about Buerger disease, but from what I recall, usually affecting men and usually at a younger age.
A. This is a real, real serious safety problem in America, and the reason I call it an epidemic is because everyone owns one of these [he holds up his phone], and people think they can use them wherever they at, including behind the wheel of a car. I was just on a little trip out West, and we were driving down the road, and there a woman actually with it in her hand, she got her knee on the wheel, she going about 60 miles an hour..