[Marxism] Fwd: Syria, Water and the Fall from Eden | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 16 12:07:22 MST 2017

According to some scientists, the water that covers 71 percent of the 
Earth’s surface predated the birth of the planet. Its originated as ice 
particles floating in outer space more than 4.6 billion years ago even 
before the birth of the sun. When scientists explore the outer regions 
of space today in the hope of finding an inhabitable planet, one of the 
first things they look for is the presence of water. For some of the 
wealthiest and most powerful men on earth, including Tesla’s Elon Musk, 
they represent the possibility of a refuge from a dying planet where war 
and environmental destruction threaten a sixth extinction. It is a 
supreme irony that Syria, which was part of the Fertile Crescent that 
gave birth to the earliest civilizations, is a microcosm of the very 
processes that threaten the planet as a whole.


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