2. Until the thinking and values of the globe's population is changed at the local level, and until economic and political forces support and reward conservation rather than the exploitation of resources, global agencies and plans will only serve to bloat the budgets of public and private bureaucracies and lull concerned people with the illusion that something is being done.
3. Science is only beginning to map and understand the complex systems of the planetary ecosphere. Ecological balance is a dynamic system, continually growing, changing and evolving.
4. The artificial protection and sustaining of unviable parts of the system may in fact prove more damaging to the planet's future than even acid rain.
5. The ecological challenge of the planet requires careful and well-founded steps taken in a comprehensive and historical context, not the emotionalism of a world-wide media promotion campaign.