Daily Archives: August 1, 2015

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health

Executive summary

Far-reaching changes to the structure and function of the Earth’s natural systems represent a growing threat to human health. And yet, global health has mainly improved as these changes have gathered pace. What is the explanation? As a Commission, we are deeply concerned that the explanation is straightforward and sobering: we have been mortgaging the health of future generations to realise economic and development gains in the present. By unsustainably exploiting nature’s resources, human civilisation has flourished but now risks substantial health effects from the degradation of nature’s life support systems in the future. Health effects from changes to the environment including climatic change, ocean acidification, land degradation, water scarcity, overexploitation of fisheries, and biodiversity loss pose serious challenges to the global health gains of the past several decades and are likely to become increasingly dominant during the second half of this century and beyond. These striking trends are driven by highly inequitable, inefficient, and unsustainable patterns of resource consumption and technological development, together with population growth.

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Devinder Sharma Speaks about Agricultural Refujees & World Bank Conspiracy


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Published on Oct 18, 2013

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Devinder Sharma Speaks – The ‘white’ assault on India


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Published on Jan 16, 2014

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Devinder Sharma Speaks about how WTO is trading in hunger and food security


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Published on Nov 21, 2013

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Devinder Sharma Speaks – Will India be able to make hunger history ?


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Published on Dec 11, 2013

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World Food Day – Devinder Sharma


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Published on Oct 19, 2014

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Richard Wolff on US Wages, American Exceptionalism, Consumerism, and Capitalism


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Published on Apr 13, 2012

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http://youtu.be/08WQsSjieKY (2011)
http://youtu.be/AQ0q4rUd5Do (2012)
http://youtu.be/h8TiFx56pxU (2012)

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India’s Food sovereignty & Farmers – Devinder Sharma


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Published on Oct 3, 2012

Devinder Sharma talks about the pressures India’s farmers are under to leave their land so that Agribusiness can take charge of the land. Where, he asks, will the farmers go when they have lost their land and the major cities are legislating sanitization in urban areas?
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Land Grab Bill: Return to Colonial Oppression


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Published on Aug 1, 2015

Newsclick interviewed Economist Smita Gupta on the issue of Land Acquisition Bill which is scheduled to be tabled in ongoing Parliamentary session. The Land Acquisition Act that the BJP has introduced in Parliament has been opposed not only by anti-NDA parties but also by its allies. Even RSS affiliated Bhartiya Kisan Sangh openly protested against the Amendment and Shiv Sena has decided to oppose it within the parliament. Smita strongly criticized the Bill, and said that it is against the rights of the farmers and meant only for the benefits of few corporates, with Adani and Ambani benefitting the most. BJP’s defense of the bill is an attempt to defend the indefensible – covering an anti-farmer policy in the name of creating employment to help the builder lobby.

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