THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
Concerned scientists the world over have developed what is known as the Precautionary Principle. The Precautionary Principle states that, in the face of scientific uncertainty, humyns must take precautionary action. Shift the burden of proof onto the perpetrator. With any proposed course of action (or inaction) that may engender any possible harm to Life, 3 questions must be critically and thoroughly addressed:
-Is this harm preventable?
-Are there any alternatives?
-Do we know enough to act?
If these crucial questions cannot be definitively answered-then we should NOT move forward with the proposed action!
The mission of this working group is to monitor the Earth’s weather and climate for purposes of understanding the changes that global warming will bring, to aid researchers and planners in their efforts to understand and develop responses to the implications of climate change, and-perhaps most of all-to keep climate change activists in tune w/ Nature Herself as the great changes invariably ensue. The rules are changing-and our previous experiences with seasonal and geographical climates, weather patterns, and weather extremes and abnormalities will likely bear little resemblance to the new climate and weather regimes that have already begun taking shape around the world. To the best of our abilities we must study the new unfolding patterns and try to anticipate what changes will ultimately occur where and when and through what set of processes-if we want to successfully plan and implement efforts to ensure the survival of as many species (including humans) as possible in all bio-regions on Earth. Natives, scientists, researchers, educators, students, activists, community planners, farmers and workers, health-care providers and many more will want to track weather and climate developments as they occur and unfold in order to help their communities prepare for inevitable and unstoppable changes.
The New Mother Nature’s Takin’ Over-& She’s Gettin’ Us All!
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Watched by agencies,individuals and organizations around the globe.
3 BASIC PRINCIPLES
1 – “The structural relations within and between human societies and
their environments form the most complex systems known to science.”
Charles D. Laughlin and Ivan Brady, editors, Extinction and Survival
in Human Populations.
2 – “Making connections is the essence of scientific progress.”
Chris Quigg, “Aesthetic Science,” Scientific American, April 1999
3 – “Ignorance of remote causes disposeth men to attribute all events
to the causes immediate and instrumental: for these are all the
causes they perceive.” Thomas Hobbes