Does Real Change Require Politics? →
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/us/16iht-currents16.html?_r=4 “Likewise, in poorer countries like India, social entrepreneurs address real needs — bringing solar lamps to villages, teaching women to weave shawls and connecting them to big-city markets. But the elites attracted to such projects are often less interested in combating the underlying structural problems. The villages need...
A race for land is destroying the Guatemalan...
Reblog from World news and comment from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk Expansion of sugar exports, demand for palm oil, cattle farming and subsistence communities pushed off their traditional land produced the world’s fastest rate of deforestation There are cows as far as the eye can see beside the road leading to the archaeological site of La Joyanca, in north-west Guatemala. Over the last...
How the reduction of poverty helps the environment →
“Greener light bulbs remain critical, but if poverty continues on in rampant style, it is unlikely that any of the newfound efficiency will make a difference.”