Deep-set environmental concerns

The author of "UN's 'Earth Summit' to Seek a High Price From Rich Nations," Jan. 28, is off the mark when he heaps scorn on this June's United Nations "Earth Summit." Doesn't he realize that the interlocking problems of global poverty, population growth, and environmental destruction threaten the future habitability of this entire planet? Avoiding this disaster will require not only a substantial chunk of the global peace dividend, but also some significant changes in international business-as-usual. Daniel M. Everett, Athens, Ga.

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