It turns out that you don't want to be a former city dweller in rural parts of southernmost Australia, a stalk of wheat in China or Iraq, a soybean in Argentina, an almond or grape in northern California, a cow in Texas, or almost anything in parts of east Africa right now. Let me explain.
These are the opening lines of an article by Tom Engelhardt, appearing at TomDispatch.com
Engelhardt is co-founder of the American Empire Project and runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. He is the author of The End of Victory Culture, a history of the American Age of Denial. He edited The World According to TomDispatch: America in the New Age of Empire (Verso, 2008), a collection of some of the best pieces from his site and an alternative history of the mad Bush years.
Engelhardt’s article, “What does economic "recovery" mean on an extreme weather planet?”, can be read at the Countercurrents.org site