Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines, and in particular those friends and colleagues who have shown so much support and solidarity.
Now with 7 billion habitants, we begin to be concerned if we are overshooting the carrying capacity of the earth. The urban population has now overtaken that of the rural. The gaps between the have and have‐not continue to widen. Climate change resulting from industrial pollution is threatening the life‐support system of planet earth. Everyone wants to make more money, and everything is monetized.
Sombath Somphone, in The Force of Inter-connectedness