Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Can Mother Earth hold the same rights as people?

Is it possible to grant Mother Earth the same rights as people? And what does that mean? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation on a new law in Bolivia, which redefines natural resources as blessings and gives nature the same rights as human beings. How does it translate into policy? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Is it possible to curtail climate change and environmental destruction by giving Mother Earth the same rights as humans? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Dr. Wilma Subra, founder and president of the Subra Company of New Iberia and an accomplished environmental scientist who has been on the frontlines fighting for the rights of local communities in Louisiana following the Gulf Spill.

Pablo Solon, Bolivia's Ambassador to the United Nations.

Martin Wagner, the managing attorney at Earth Justice, an organization that works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law.

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1 comment:

Classier Hoeing said...

What is with this ridiculous nature-worship? Natural selection makes for a cruel and unforgiving universe that is totally indifferent to individual living beings. The guests bemoan the "anthropocentric" worldview when themselves falsely attribute rational or emotional qualities to the natural world. These latter-day Rousseaus are pursuing a complete non-starter for any kind of sensible environmental policy. We should talk about stewardship and prudent management of the natural world as virtues rather than create new "rights" everywhere we look.