Depopulation, Where is Thy Sting?
Depopulation. It is quite the buzz word these days. And like its cousin twice-removed, eugenics, it contains worlds of meaning, some straight forward and some frankly sinister. Driving through the North American land mass, one might have the impression that the planet is sparsely– not over—populated. In Southern Mexico, great expanses of green, arable land […]
Commodifying Nature: Stealing the Jungles?
According to ecological groups, a climate change programme at the United Nations, called REDD, may be facilitating the theft of the earth’s remaining reserves of forest and jungle. A recent ecological conference in Chiapas, Mexico, raised concerns as to REDD involvement in indigenous issues, as related to forests and climate change. The conference, which took […]