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WHEREAS, U Thant has repeatedly warned the nations of the world that
fundamental political, economic and environmental changes must be made very
quickly if we are to forestall an irreversible destructive course within ten
WHEREAS, we recognize that the "ecological crisis" is not just around the
corner; it is here now. An estimated four million people a year — over ten
thousand a day — starve to death. Millions more die from conditions caused or
aggravated by environmental decay. One half of the world's people are either
malnourished or undernourished. Population continues to mount at an explosive
rate, creating drains on already diminishing resources. Slums, poverty, and war
testify to the fact that man has not learned that he is dependent on a limited
life system; and
WHEREAS, we are convinced that man's survival as a species is imperiled by
his mushrooming technology and by his excessive breeding rate;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association:
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