The financial crisis that hit Iceland in 2008 revealed many weaknesses inherent in the country's system of governance. One fortunate consequence of this most unfortunate revelation has been a movement to draft a new Constitution.
Is it a coincidence that a country whose people adore -- nay, are addicted to -- a wholesome, nutrient-rich bread enjoys a high quality of life and leads the world when it comes to shifting from fossil fuels to a post-carbon future?
With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.
In an age that celebrates harlots over starlets, PYTs a quarter Betty White's age would require battalions of publicists to garner a fraction of the attention that she's attracting just by being Betty White.