Sunday, July 08, 2007

Chinese water and ice

A profile of contributor and advisor Ma Jun:
Ma's institute's online China Water Pollution Map - - names and shames the worst offending regions and companies. It is a symbol of a new kind of social activism in China: pragmatic rather than idealistic, and relying more on maps and data than votes and speeches to lobby for change.
On a different but related topic, see Guanli Wang on Everest’s dying glaciers

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