Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day is October 15.  This year the topic is water.

I don't know if a bunch of people blogging about global water issues really makes any difference, but perhaps it will educate some who will make a difference.  This year more and more blogs of note are getting involved (including the White House, apparently).

I read somewhere that more people have cell phones than access to clean water.  Who decides that kind of thing?  I don't know what kind of severe estimation goes into that analysis, but nevertheless, I believe it's probably true.

When I was in Mokattam, a slum of Cairo, Egypt, it seemed like more families had satellite dishes for their TVs than they had food to fill their dishes.

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