Trees Antithesis of Poverty
I like this seemingly simple, innocuous story because it highlights the fact nicely that trees are the antithesis and antidote to poverty. Ecological decline and even collapse negate opportunities for genuine community self-development. Grotesque global poverty is unlikely to be abated unless ecosystems are maintained and restored.
Planet Ark : Britain's Brown Tours Africa Slum, Plants Tree
British finance minister Gordon Brown visited one of Africa's largest slums on Wednesday at the start of a tour of the continent aimed at making the fight against poverty a top priority for the world's richest nations.