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The Earth Charter claims that the suffering of animals must be justified by the dictates of human needs.
False
According to the Earth Charter, caring for the community of life includes a duty to prevent environmental harm.
True
The Earth Charter denies that the gap between the world's rich and the poor is widening.
False
The Earth Charter was developed over nearly a decade through an extensive process of international consultation, to which over five thousand people contributed.
True
The Earth Charter calls for universal access to health care that foster responsible reproduction.
True
According to the Earth Charter, the more freedom and power you have, the more responsibility you have to promote the common good.
True
The Earth Charter calls for a prohibition on all military activity.
False
The Earth Charter acknowledges that solving our global problems entails strengthening local communities and promoting the meaningful participation of all in democratic decision making.
True
The Earth Charter declares that everyone has a right to a meaningful livelihood without the burden of ecological responsibility.
False
According to the Earth Charter, support for ecological integrity entails adopting plans for sustainable development at all levels.
True
The Earth Charter acknowledges that the value of nonhuman life forms depends on their worth to humans.
False
The Earth Charter says the time has come to choose to be citizens of separate nations or join in the spirit of human solidarity as global citizens, but we can't do both.
False
According to the Earth Charter, a precautionary approach means taking action to avoid environmental harm even when scientific knowledge is incomplete or inconclusive.
True
The Earth Charter defines an "equitable distribution of wealth" according to Marx's The Communist Manifesto.
False
The Earth Charter calls for a ban on the hunting, trapping, and fishing of wild animals.
False
The Earth Charter offers a shared vision of basic values to provide an ethical foundation for the emerging world community.
True
In order to build a sustainable global community, the Earth Charter calls for a renewed commitment to the United Nations.
True
The Earth Charter proclaims we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.
True
The Earth Charter declares we have a universal responsibility to support the long term flourishing of life on Earth.
True
The Earth Charter acknowledges the impossibility of requiring multinational corporations to act in the public good and hold them accountable for the consequences of their actions.
False
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