10 Sep 2014
Water in perspective
The full quote goes:
"If the earth were the size of an egg, then all the water on the planet would be just a drop; all the air, if condensed to the density of water, would be a droplet only one-fortieth as big; and all the arable land would be a not-quite-visible speck of dust. That drop, droplet, and speck are all that make the earth different from the moon."
We live in a delicate balance. Water, air and soil are precious resources on which life depends. It is the politics of survival and sanity to treasure those vital resources, and it is the politics of madness of pollute and destroy what sustains us.