Nikhil VJ writes: Although water is a liquid, it breaks nearly all the rules that liquids follow, and has characteristics that are totally unique. It is precisely the rule-bending characteristics of water that make life possible. In what other systems can a little breaking of the rules be essential to making life possible, sustainable, thriving?
Jeremy Brecher writes: One in six Americans say they would engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse. That’s about 40 million adults. The fate of the earth may depend on them. Such actions are about to take a quantum leap both in numbers and in global coordination.