The Guardian: 'A great silence is spreading over the natural world' -
“The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: Soon enough
You will be quiet too”
- Robert Hass
Leaders and senior officials from 193 nations are all currently meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a United Nations conference to discuss sustainable development. With the talks coming to a close on Sunday, June 22nd, it will be interesting to see the resulting outcomes from the discussions. You can read, watch, and keep up to date with what has been happening in Brazil on the official UN website. With failed summits in the recent past fresh in mind, let us hope that there will be serious efforts to make up for lost time rather than trying to save face— in terms of sustainable development for future generations.