It was declared today that Russian President Vladimir Putin has at last expressed his approvalof the Kyoto Protocol on Global Climage Change. If he can get this through the Duma for ratification, then the Protocol will become international law despite the US's lack of ratification. But what is really going on? And how will it effect the U.S.?
September 2004 Archives
Russia Supports Kyoto - Maybe
As a teenager — and perhaps beyond — I thought I might achieve some great thing in this world. I wished for recognition, aspired for greatness and some exalted place, to strive with Tennyson's gods…
Death closes all: but something ere the end
Some work of noble note, may yet be done
Not unbecoming men that strove with gods.
The Forest at the Intersection of Ecology and Economics
Security Council Resolution on Darfur; More Global Conflict
Thank God that the U.N. Security Council has chosen to act on the Darfur crisis. The internal conflict has been resolved — with Algeria, China, Pakistan, and Russia abstaining — and specific sanctions, investigations, and new legal obligations have now been imposed on Sudan. Its too bad we can't get this done elsewhere in the world, as Darfur is really just the current poster child of global conflict.
Lessons on Baha'i-Christian Dialogue from a Muslim
As an active Bahá'í on campus in the mid-to-late 90's, I often found myself engaged in intriguing but sometimes pointless discussions with various Christians. The Bahá'í Faith, progressing from an Islamic milieu, shares a good deal of religious worldview with that faith. Thus in "A note on Muslim-Christian dialogue" one could almost directly substitute the Bahá'í Faith for Islam.
Cold Fusion and Alternative Energy
Responding to the Genocide in Darfur
Relaunch of InterfaithNews.Net
Unity - The Mortar of World Peace
"The well being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established." -Bahá'u'lláh
The concept of world peace is surely not new to you. The idea that it just might come about — now that is a revolutionary concept.