On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.— Hans Blix
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The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty.
Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong.
More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul.
Every corner of the public psyche is canvassed by some of the most talented citizens to see if the desire for some merchandisable product can be cultivated.
That wild beast which lives in man and does not dare to show itself until the barriers of law and custom have been removed, was now set free.
Todays impossibilities are tomorrows miracles.
I challenge anybody to show me an example of bias in Fox News Channel.
Freedom without opportunity is a devil's gift, and the refusal to provide such opportunities is criminal
Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups.
To tackle the underlying roots of violence and conflict, we need a massive international effort to reduce poverty and injustice, and to promote development, democracy and human rights.
A fertilizer bomb that kills hundreds in Oklahoma.
Fuel-laden civil jets that kill 4000 in New York. A sanctions policy that kills one and a half million in Iraq. A trade policy that immiserates continents. You can make a bomb out of anything. The ones on paper hurt the most.
What journalism is really about-it's to monitor power and the centres of power.
[W]hat suffers in the atmosphere of immediacy is analysis.
What suffers in this search for speed is depth. The media in the wealthy world are becoming increasingly simplistic, superficial, and celebrity-focused.
I dread our own power, and our own ambition;
I dread our being too much dreaded... We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing, and hitherto unheard-of-power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin.
I am for peace. And I am for a negotiated peace. But this accord is not a just peace.
Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation.
Climate change is a crucial issue in todays global agenda.
Hopefully, we will wake up to this reality, sooner rather than later. Pressure has been mounting on European Union Member States to act decisively to fight global warming. A bold target has been set reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 20 by 2020.
The most important issue of the 21st century will be the condition of the global environment.
Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity... We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.
I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism.
Globalization is a complex issue, partly because economic globalization is only one part of it. Globalization is greater global closeness, and that is cultural, social, political, as well as economic.
I think even nation states should be and will be obsolete.
I think nationalism will be seen in the future as a form of tribalism and I think what we call "Democracy" will be "Netocracy", where people, globally, can work on issues.
When an issue becomes a vital part of a political agenda, as is the case with climate, then the politically desired position becomes a goal rather than a consequence of scientific research.
They make a desert and call it peace.
I think about our planet. I mean how to make it a better planet. The global warming issue is a concern to me very much. Just make the world a better, happier place. It's our home. I'd like to see us do a better job of taking care of it.
We've got to ride the global-warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy?
Global warming causing climate change may be the ultimate issue that unites us all.
The two defining issues of this century are both universal but felt locally: the global water crisis and the resources boom.
The world needs a new global architecture, additional layers of governance, to deal with issues that neither nations nor traditional forms of intergovernmental organizations can cope with.
We all want to be honest and draw lessons from the past, the WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacy on global health issues. This is why it's so important to render its structures more efficient.
It's important for people of color to link up with issues around globalization, food security, health, the environment.
Certainly whatever climate change and global warming means, we've got a big issue here. Right now, this civilization or this period that we're in is probably going to need the resources off our planet, perhaps the resources from the asteroids, perhaps there will be some on the moon, perhaps some on Mars that we can utilize for our own uses here.
I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war.
It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.