via Lobe Log
In the 1970s Edgar Dean Mitchell, a retired US Navy Captain and the sixth person to walk on the moon, summarized international politics while describing his experience of seeing the earth from the moon:
It was a beautiful, harmonious, peaceful-looking planet, blue with white clouds, and one that gave you a deep sense … of home, of being, of identity. It is what I prefer to call instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
– Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, 1971
- A Breath of Fresh Air in India
- Time to Resolve a Cursed Old Water Problem
- Map of Human Migration
- Will the Next War Be About Water?
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: First Response in Conflicts & Natural Disasters
- World Water Day – Nature for Water
- No Ordinary Match
- Access to Safe Water: Is the Green Revolution Around the Corner?
- Dowry Death or Murder?
- Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources