MAYBE CLIMATE CHANGE can really only be understood by seeing it first hand.In their travels around the world, Matador’s editors have witnessed the effects of climate change with their own eyes. Today, in recognition of Blog Action Day, Matador editors Lola Akinmade and Hal Amen posted dispatches about climate change issues in Nigeria and Bolivia.
Photo: N. Chrystine OlsonJOHN WEARS HIS WASHINGTON Huskies best: purple and gold sweatshirt, matching baseball cap. He’s a big guy, looks like he played football a couple decades back, probably a lineman. At 1 on a Sunday afternoon in January you’d expect him to be watching the NFL Divisional Playoffs.
Did you know there’s a website you can go to to anonymously vent or listen to someone vent?IT’S CALLED Compassion Pit. It’s simple. You don’t have to register or log in or post anything about yourself. You simply go there and choose to be either a Venter or a Listener.I’ve worked hard on being an understanding person.
Alexandra Bruekner is scared that her frantic travel pace over the last six years isn’t sustainable.I first stepped out of America when I was seventeen. For ten days, I roamed throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Those ten days were probably the most influential of my life, because they acted as a turning point.
In Busan, South Korea, I head to dinner near Jagalchi Fish Market, the city’s famous seafront area. During the day, the neighborhood is filled with middle aged women sporting short permed hair, rubber dishwashing gloves, rain boots, waders, and sharp knives, skinning and gutting seafood by the moundful.
TO THE DEVELOPING NATIONS THE WORLD OVER:You know the mixed blessings presented by tourism. The economic benefit: obvious. But — with success comes a flood of tourists, leaving your citizens jaded and soulless with nothing but shitty jobs running souvenir t-shirt shops and ice cream stands.So, how can your country cultivate such wondrous potential while steering clear of its pitfalls?