[MCN] With heat at 123 F, Iraq declares mandatory work holiday

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Wed Aug 16 14:08:08 EDT 2017

Iraq  announces mandatory official holiday due to heat wave <https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraq-announces-mandatory-official-holiday-due-heat-wave-49129909&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTMTIwMzI0OTQyNzE1Mjc3Mjc1MzIaYmY2ZWY5MGZkOTFjMTFjYTpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNEi8tvRkNFAULTk2W3HyoANhpKZBA>
ABC News <>
Wednesday's late night statement calling for a Thursday holiday came from the Iraqi Cabinet as temperatures hit 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees …
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraq-announces-mandatory-official-holiday-due-heat-wave-49129909 <http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraq-announces-mandatory-official-holiday-due-heat-wave-49129909>

“We have only one planet and the time has come to transform our present lifestyle and consumption patterns...”

From the Executive Summary, WWF:  China Ecological Footprint: Report 2012 : Consumption, production, and sustainability.
"People should want more, make more, earn more, spend more -- ever more."

Donella Meadows. Just So Much And No More. Yes magazine June 30, 2001
“Conservationists are unquestionably useful people. And among the many useful services that they have rendered has been that of dramatizing the vast appetite the United States has developed for materials of all kinds.”

“But what of the appetite itself? Surely this is the ultimate source of the problem. If it continues its geometric course, will it not one day have to be restrained? Yet in the literature of the resource problem this is the forbidden question. Over it hangs a nearly total silence.”

John K. Galbraith. “How much should a country consume?”
In Jarrett, Henry (editor), Perspectives on Conservation. John Hopkins Press. 1958


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