GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE
Repeal “Extinction Preparation Act”
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation
Proposed by: Mallorea and Riva
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #126: Extinction Preparation Act (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The World Assembly:
APPLAUDS the aim of GA#126, Extinction Preparation Act, which attempted to preserve biodiversity and encourage research amongst all the nations of the world;
BELIEVES, however, that using a single facility for this purpose is highly impractical for a number of reasons, most notably:
The variety of storage conditions required to safely preserve all contributed genetic samples; for example: embryonic samples would need to be stored differently from agricultural seeds,
The logistical issues that some nations may encounter when making contributions and/or sending their scientists to the facility to conduct research;
The large amount of space required to allow for proper examination of all contributed materials may be better suited for multiple facilities due to the aforementioned items,
The security risk as a single disaster - whether caused by nature or by man - would take out all materials, information, and employees of the facility,
NOTES that this resolution fails to ensure that a wide array of genetic samples will actually be sent to the facility as it merely “urges member nations to supply specimens” and lacks any clause to allow the WASP to request specific samples;
RECOGNIZES that individual nations are more than capable of funding and maintaining security over similar projects on a national and/or regional level:
REPEALS General Assembly Resolution #126, Extinction Preparation Act.
Co-authored by: Mousebumples