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Rio+20 – Is it a good thing that it won’t accomplish anything?

19 Jun

This article(click here) is a brief commentary on Rio+20. I start out agreeing with the author: “It [Rio+20] will accomplish nothing.” Then she goes on to say that it is a good thing that the conference will accomplish nothing, because what the conference is calling for would hurt the world’s poor. She says that “the poor people of the world do not need more organic farming and electric cars. They need more technology and human ingenuity.” Oh, she also mentions that GM foods are more environmentally friendly.

After reading this article, we are left with the question: do the world’s poorest need more and better access to technology, or do they need more sustainable practices? Is it a good thing that Rio+20 will not accomplish anything? Or will the summit surprise us all and actually do something?