Borders, though an understood concept in the modern world, are anything but natural.
The truth is that although borders may physically and ideologically separate us, one of the things that we all share is that we are citizens of the earth. And caring about the environment is a concern that can unite us.
The internet, too, has no borders. And so as part of Green Prophet’s mission to foresee a green, environmentally-sound future for Israel, its neighbors and the world, we’ll be occasionally featuring blogs from the regional blogosphere that also care about all things green, especially those in Arab countries where green issues are relatively undeveloped.
Lebanese writer Rami Zurayk writes about agriculture and the environment in Lebanon in his blog, Land and People. Last week he posted about the Slow Food Movement in Lebanon (for Green Prophet posts on the movement click here and here) and the global food crisis. He asks, “how on earth did the Lebanese, Syrians and Egyptians who live on the land where wheat was domesticated, become dependent on wheat imports?” Good question.
Batir Wardam, a Jordanian Ecologist as well as a researcher and writer for environment and development issues has a blog called Arab Environment Watch: An update and analysis of the linkages between environment, science, and economy in the Arab World. This week Wardam wrote about water shortages in Iraq, a carbon neutral city planned in Jordan, and water problems in Yemen.
Stay tuned for future posts about the regional green blogosphere. If you know of any good blogs, please let us know.