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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] State of the World Report 2002

Peter Jones wrote:    (01)

> This page is worth a read even if you don't buy the report
> http://www.worldwatch.org/pubs/sow/2002/
> In several countries around the developing world, abundant natural resources are
> at the root of the matter-either triggering violent conflict or financing its
> continuation....In some cases, groups initiate violence to gain and maintain
> control over lucrative resources. In others, the pillaging of oil, minerals,
> metals,
> gemstones, or timber allows wars to continue that were initially caused by other
> factors...    (02)

A sobering perspective, considering that population growth, pollution,
and global warming make severe resource deficiencies likely within
the century.    (03)