Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wangari Maathai on Peace and the Environment

(From Wangari Maathai's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 2004)

"Some people have asked me what the relationship is between peace and the environment, and I say to them that many wars are fought over resources, which are becoming increasingly scarce across the earth. If we did a better job of managing our resources sustainably, conflicts over them would be reduced. So, protecting the global environment is directly related to securing peace."

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