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John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem – CSMonitor.com

John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem

John Dennis Liu says humans can stop destroying their planet. He’s documented ecological restoration projects around the world to prove it.

By Debra Bruno, Contributor / September 13, 2013

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Filmmaker John Dennis Liu, here in Rwanda, has documented ecological projects in diverse locations such as Haiti, Jordan, and China.

Courtesy of Environmental Education Media Project

BEIJING

John Dennis Liu doesn’t do small talk well. Even a brief telephone conversation about setting up an interview launches him into a speech about ecological restoration, Earth’s future, and the errors of humanity’s ways.

He simply can’t help himself, and he knows it. “It’s pretty much the same thing I say each time,” he says. “People ask me, ‘What are you on?’ ”

What the Beijing-based ecologist and filmmaker is “on” is the fervent belief that our planet is heading toward environmental disaster. But it is a disaster that can be averted. He argues that humans can stop the ecological destruction of the planet, and that they have a moral obligation to do so.

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Just don’t try to distract him with talk about anything less than the future of humanity. “We’re facing catastrophic outcomes from climate change,” he says.

In fact, Mr. Liu sees the destruction of Earth’s natural resources as a fight of biblical proportions, a tragic step that takes humanity away from the Garden of Eden that is biodiversity.

For the past 17 years, he’s been involved in projects such as the restoration ofChina‘s Loess Plateau, a roughly (Please click the link below to read the whole article on CSMonitor-

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Bolivia enacts Law of Mother Earth and GMO ban

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bolivia enacts Law of Mother Earth and GMO ban

Pachamama Law enacted and GMO ban in Bolivia!
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President Evo Morales enacted the Law of Mother Earth and Integral Development to Live Well. Morales issued the Law of Mother Earth in an emotional ceremony at the Palacio Quemado.The Law of Mother Earth and Integral Development to Live Well promulgated by President Evo Morales provides for the elimination of the concentration of landownership or landlordism and other components in the hands of landowners and companies, and prohibits the introduction, production, use, and release of genetically modified seeds in the country.

The most outstanding new rule also created the Public Defender System, Climate Justice Fund, which provides that public lands should be distributed to mostly women and indigenous peoples, and orders regulating foreign ownership and control of the property, access and use of the components of Mother Earth.
Ley elimina el latifundio y veta a los transgénicos
El presidente Evo Morales promulgó la Ley de la Madre Tierra y Desarrollo Integral para Vivir Bien. Crearán la Defensoría del Sistema y los sectores están sorprendidos
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La ley de la Madre Tierra y Desarrollo Integral para Vivir Bien, promulgada por el presidente del Estado, Evo Morales, prevé la eliminación de la concentración de la propiedad de la tierra o latifundio y otros componentes en manos de propietarios agrarios y empresas, y prohíbe la introducción, producción, uso, liberación al medio y comercialización de semillas genéticamente modificadas en el territorio nacional.
En sus partes más sobresalientes la nueva norma también crea la Defensoría del Sistema, un Fondo de Justicia Climática, que establece que las tierras fiscales deben distribuirse con preferencia a mujeres y pueblos indígenas, y ordena la regulación y control de la extranjerización en la propiedad, acceso y aprovechamiento de los componentes de la Madre Tierra.
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