WILL WAR FOR FOOD
-OSLO (Reuters) - Humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and must make unprecedented extra efforts to reach a goal of slowing losses by 2010, a U.N. report said on Monday. "...In effect, we are currently responsible for the sixth major extinction event in the history of earth, and the greatest since the dinosaurs disappeared, 65 million years ago," said the 92-page Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 report.-
Before the makeshift homes give way,
Before the cannon’s echo traces day,
We should recall
The memory of loss,
Shrink back of its ache.
Countrymen falter not this;
Your calling to higher good,
To lofty stillness,
To greater wish and reverence
Not gnashing feint nemesis
Cuffing the burnish of childhood.
Long before vultures pace this outline
Or bear awakes from this our ample slumber,
Before the streets of return stay murky,
Before dreams of the earth quiver,
Turn back this march,
Signal end to this our rage
And overwhelm vengeance in this age.
Do Iraqi Civilian Casualties Matter? -- Homeless Veterans