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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon has admitted, in a prior column, that he understands nothing at all about ecology or the environment, but what he does understand is politics. And the first Rio conference, called the “Earth Summit” held in June 1992, was just as much about politics as Rio+20 will be.

Today, with fewer than thirty days remaining till the kick-off of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) aka “Rio+20” the Curmudgeon . . .

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