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domingo, 1 de maio de 2011

@RayBeckerman 'quest for profit subverts our present and our future' @mongabay

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: 'quest for profit subverts our present and our future' ~ @

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As the honorary speaker at an event celebrating fifty years of the conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated that overconsumption and obsession with economic growth were imperiling the global environment and leaving the poor behind.

"Our desire to consume everything of value, to extract every precious stone, every drop of oil and every creature from the sea knows no bounds. This quest for profit subverts our present and our future," Tutu stated as reported by a WWF press release.

Known for decades as a champion of human rights, Desmond Tutu has won the Nobel Peace Prize and been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.