Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Planetary Priority

C. Corax sent in this story about Mexican campesinos defending their land against a planned hydroelectric dam. I have always contended that among the crises facing humanity, making it possible for people to remain sustainably on the land is among the most important.

A future in which the countryside exists only to feed and power the cities and suburbs is one of my worst nightmares.

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