Wow. So sad and pathetic: In last year's Monday funnies, China and Russia spoke against intervention in Libya. One year later, they are opposed to stopping the massacres of civilians in Syria. I
Monopoly power -- nice vignette about a medieval trade monopoly.
The flaws of peer review -- in which a triple professor looks down his nose -- and reveals he's a fool. (He'd hate blogging for its egalitarianism.)
The Water Framework Directive -- a huge law in the EU, but I am not sure of its effectiveness (except in generating paperwork?).
Look at the BIG picture! Yes, we are definitely going to have food (hunger) problems in the next 20-30 years. But politicians prefer to spend more on -- let alone make policy for -- guns than butter :(
Never say never irrigation -- a long post in which Peter Gleick and I discuss irrigation via an intermediary :)