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Iceland removes the Ministry of the Environment

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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Less than one month after the "revolutionary icelanders" voted the same guys that put the country into the crisis 4 years ago... (wait for it, you gotta love it!) today this fantastic government has just decided to remove (mode/delete:ON for the geeks) the Ministry of the Environment.
As my friend Hrönn said: "When all other countries in the world are realising that environmental issues are THE big topic of the future and climate change is finally gaining the attention of the global society and media (and even the World Bank!), Iceland says [snip] you Earth, [snip]you nature, [snip] you sustainability and environmental responsibility. Back to business as usual. Bring on the oil drilling, bring on the mindless chase for growth as an end in itself, regardless of whether it's based on completely unsustainable and unjustifiable use of the Earth's sources and sinks. Bring it on."
pfffffff but I'm really scared this country is gonna become such a environmental mess with all the tourist and industry development in this fragile eco-system... [snip]

I'm not that sure that the others countries finally understood how important is to protect environment and change our way to consume. Le one of the bigger french media platform deleted the "environment section" of his website few weeks ago as the New York Time did with his newspaper. "Poor readers, this is the crisis, we can't borrow them with environment. There is such more important issues"
Just wait for the big environmental issues...

(Excuse my english!

Source in Icelandic.

edit on 22-5-2013 by Hithe Merinos because: (no reason given)

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edit on 5/22/2013 by tothetenthpower because: --Mod Edit--Profanity. Do not circumvent the censors, if you cannot post without profanity, do no post at all.

posted on May, 22 2013 @ 10:27 AM
So, what exactly did the Ministry of the Environment do? Did they have Captain Planet? Were they capable of stopping climate change?

Iceland's economy is more volatile than Earth's resilient ecosystem. Smart move, priority-wise. Pay attention, rest of the world.

posted on May, 22 2013 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by DaTroof

So, what exactly did the Ministry of the Environment do?

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources formulates and enforces the Icelandic government policy for environmental affairs. The ministry supervises the affairs pertaining to nature in Iceland, conservation and outdoor recreation, the protection of animals, wild-life management, pollution prevention, hygiene, planning and building matters, fire prevention, weather forecasting and avalanche-protection, surveying and cartography, forestry and soil conservation, environmental monitoring and surveillance.

Ministrys tasks in english

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