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Apr 12, 2010

A sad indictment of what seems to be our priority setting according to an article in The Guardian:

"Sales of the world's top 100 arms companies totalled $385bn in 2008, an increase of $39bn over the previous year, Sipri [Stockholm international peace research institute] says. This compares with the total $120bn spent on development aid by the world's major industrialised countries in 2008."

Also, if a country now wants aid from the US in order to combat the effects of climate change, it'd better have signed up to the Copenhagen Accord (a non-legally binding document that appeared after no legally binding just agreement could be agreed during the Dec '09 climate negotiations), as also today in the news. And little hope - unless we all do our 2p, collectively and individually! - for a better outcome from Mexico this December.

At least the US army appreciates that peal oil is coming and we'd better prepare, God willing proactively and peacefully! Examples are the Transition movement and permaculture.

Added quote on 22 April as relevant as to our priorities: "The sums in the [UK Government] budget are a start, but they’re dwarfed by the amounts used to subsidise the banks, and are like sending someone out to organize a wedding with only enough money to buy a packet of peanuts.", Andrew Simms, Policy Director and Head of the Climate
Change Programme at the New Economics Foundation, talking about the
Green Investment Bank (found in BFoE mailing list)

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