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blizz Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:59 AM
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Bolivia is drawing up a draft UN treaty which would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans
Bolivia is drawing up a draft UN treaty which would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans, including the right to life, to pure water and clean air.

The South American country wants the UN to recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to 'dominate and exploit'.

It aims to establish 11 new rights for nature which include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

Bolivia's large indigenous population is ruled by Latin America's first indigenous president Evo Morales, who was elected in 2006.

Morales is an outspoken critic in the UN of countries which are not prepared to limit climate change by holding temperatures to a 1C rise.

Bolivia's ambassador to the UN, Pablo Salon, says his country seeks to achieve harmony with nature, and hinted that mining and other companies would come under greater scrutiny.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376244/South-A...




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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 12:17 PM
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1. Would Earth be restricted from polluting?
Such as the tons of polluting greenhouse gases it gives off in volcanoes every day? It really should be stopped from doing this since the proposal calls for the right of Earth to have clean air.
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