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NOBEL LAUREATE STATEMENT TO UNCED 92 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:00

BY NUCLEAR Age Peace Foundation and Whistler Foundation for a Sustainable Environment.

June 1992

 

“The primary goal of the summit will be to lay the foundation for a global partnership between developing and developed countries based on mutual need and common interest, to ensure the future of the planet. This partnership will undoubtedly require the mutual solution of the population and over-consumption issues. Equity and environment problems are linked and must be solved together. Further the only major source of the discretionary funds necessary for addressing these issues rests in the radical reduction of the military budget of the Nations of the World” Dr Fred Knelman, Vice President of the Whistler Foundation For a Sustainable Environment; and Dr David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

 

NOBEL LAUREATE STATEMENT TO UNCED 92

We, the undersigned Nobel Laureates, urge all nations   and peoples to unite in the great cause of creating a secure and sustainable Earth.

 

This important conference, Earth Summit, links two key issues of sustainability – environment and development – and offers a unique opportunity to find global solutions to problems threatening our common future

 

Recognizing that we all inhabit one earth and share a common responsibility to posterity, we urge you to act decisively

        * to protect and preserve the integrity of the biosphere, that sustains all life by establishing  adequate global regulations, penalties and enforcement mechanisms to prevent human induce global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, destruction of forests and fisheries, pollution of air and water, irreversible loss of species, and release of hazardous substances into the environment.     

        *to establish a time –table for phasing our fossil fuel and nuclear energy and for the rapid  development of solar and other forms of non-polluting energy, and for more efficient energy use;

       * to end hunger and poverty in the world by the transfer of adequate resources and environmentally sound technology required for this task;

       *to demand an immediate end to all nuclear weapons tests

       *to prevent further proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction by establishing effective international controls;

       *to develop international regulations regarding nuclear waste disposal and nuclear power plant operations

       *to initiate a global program of population stabilization

       *to promote a global educational campaign to encourage resource conservation, recycling and environmental protection; and

      *to bring protection of the environment under the rule of international law, establishing appropriate regulation, criminal penalties and methods of enforcement, witching the structure of the United Nations and other international organizations

 

Signed: Gerd Binnig, The XI  Dalai Lama, Leo Esaki, Val L. Fitch, Herbert A. Hauptman, Dudley Herschbach, Gerhard Herzberg, David H. Hubel, Jerome Karle, Gregory S. Kavka, Klaus von Klitzing, Leon M. Lederman, Yuan T. Lee, Wassily Leontief,  Bernard Lown, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Barbara McClintock, J.E. Meade, Sinon van der Meer, Bruce Merrifield, Marshall W. Nirenberg, Linus Pauling, John Polanyi, Carlo Rubbia, Abdus Salam, Claude Simon, Herbert A. Simon, George D. Snell, Roger W. Sperry, Henry Taube, Jan Tinbergen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Wald, Elie Wiesel, Robert W. Wilson. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:25
 

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