What does Earth Day mean to a changing world? Tom Fries considers the roles of policy and market forces in managing our natural resources. And what do bloggers from all over the world think about Earth Day?
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“Mother Earth?” laughs Fida Hussain scornfully. “What does that mean?” Fida Hussain is a forty-something taxi driver in Pakistan’s beautiful capital, Islamabad. He lives in one of the shanty towns (Kacchi Abaadi as it is usually called in local lingo) surrounding the city of bureaucrats and elite businesspeople. Fida Hussain […]
Earth Day. What does it mean? To the rest of the world, it is a celebration of the Earth’s biodiversity and its resources, and the urgent need to protect it. To an average Pakistani, however, it is just another day to etch out survival.