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survival , no rights, liberties or dignities which it is not ready to suppress . It is easy, of course, to recognize the danger when survival is falsely and manipulatively invoked. Dictators never talk about their aggressions, but only about the need to defend the father land, to save it from destruction at the hands of its enemies . But my point goes deeper than that. It is directed even at legitimate concern for survival, when that concern is allowed to reach an intensity which would ignore , suppress or destroy other fundamental human rights and values. The potential tyranny of survival as a value is that it is capable , if not treated sanely, of wiping out all other values. Survival can become an obsession and a disease, provoking a destructive singlemindedness that will stop at nothing . We come here to the fundamental moral dilemma. If, both biologically and psychologically, the need for survival is basic to man, and if survival is the precondition for any and all human achievements , and if no other rights make much sense without the premise of a right to life - then how will it be possible to honor and act upon the need for survival without , in the process, destroying everything in human beings which makes them worthy of survival . To put it more strongly, if the price of survival is human degradation, then there is no moral reason why an effort should be make to ensure that survival. It would be the Pyrrhic victory to end all Pyrrhic victories .
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US –Cuba cooperation is essential on the environment Newhouse, Center for International Policy Cuba delegate, NatGeo editor and publisher, and member of the Cuba Advisory Group, 12 (Elizabeth, 2/17/12, Center for International Policy, “The U.S. Must Work with Cuba on the Environment”, - on-the-environment/, 6/24/13, It should be an article of faith that the environment is immune from U.S. politics where U.S. interests are clearly at stake . That’s mostly the case with other countries, but not with Cuba. In New York last week a workshop organized by The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) highlighted this aberration—and its damaging effects . Participants included a number of key non-governmental groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Mote Marine Laboratory . They strongly agreed that measures must be taken to make it easier to cooperate on the environment with Cuba.¶ Cuba and the United States, whose territorial waters meet in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits, have much in common ecologically, as Brian Boom of the NYBG pointed out in his paper “Biodiversity without Borders,” (PDF). This shared biodiversity ranges from threatened ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangrove forests, to thousands of migratory species, including the Monarch butterfly, the Atlantic bluefin tuna, and the Hawksbill turtle. Many species have economic value and others are seriously endangered; still others are invasive and highly disruptive, while others carry serious disease like dengue fever. All of them require
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