Monday, November 20, 2006

The Green Counter-Revolution

The sky is not falling

Now it seems maybe that conventional wisdom has caught up with cutting-edge thinkers (Julian Simon anyone ?!) who know that the world and its resources are getting better not worse. A new study shows that the earth is actually being "re-forested" not "deforested". Even such places like China and India which have had rapid economic growth (often thought to lead to destructive environmental practices in the short-term until economic wealth buys "green goods" in the longer-term). This reforestation thus includes both the 'rich' world (OECD members) and the 'poor' world (those that recieve "aid" from OECD members). Cool.