Last weekend I read a really shocking article at the Herald Tribune about drastic savings in the US research, and that is why I wanted to post here although this class is already completed.
In addition to the fact that America is responsible for a considerable part of the environmental damage and is very uncooperative in terms of “repairing” this situation, the Bush administration now reduces the number of satellites that can measure e.g. the impact of rising temperatures sharply.
Of particular interest is the following fact that the US justification for its rejecting attitude against improving measures was based on the argument that more research concerning globing warming and its causes is needed.
And now the administration is reducing the expenses for research?!
What else to say? I am really shocked that such an ignorant behavior is still possible despite knowing about the current ecological situation.
I think in terms of environmental decisions national executive power seems to be inappropriate and therefore I could imagine that an international committee like e.g. the UN would be useful. This committee should be more powerful, should be allowed a say in environmental issues and / or have a power of veto.
I am not quite sure if such a suggestion is convertible but in my opinion something has to be done in order to prevent those acting.
USA reduces budgets drastically