“The budget of United States is $687 billion for defense. And for climate change, to save life, to save humanity, the only put up $10 billion. This is shameful,” says Evo Morales, president of Bolivia (translation of quote from The Guardian). Morales is leading a modern government down an ancient path. Pachamama , so it is called; Mother Nature at the center of the world. Mother Nature, in Bolivia, may soon have the same rights as the rest of its citizens.
There isn’t much literature out there on this yet, The Guardian being the major source in my native language. Some of the rights, reports John Vidal, “They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.” There will be eleven rights in total. The thing that remain unclear is how Mother Nature exercises these rights.
I think this could have huge implications on future people migrations. Perhaps our migrations, now, are to move to places to exploit resources. Is this a country calling all conservationists who like to see land and ecosystems intact?
Thanks Erika W. for informing me of this news. For more info follow the links.