August 18, 2007

The Earth belongs in usufruct to the living

Not every day you come across the word 'usufruct'.

Leave it to Thomas Jefferson to put it well: "the Earth belongs in usufruct to the living".

Read on to learn more. That's a link to one of the numerous thought-provoking writings of Dr. James E. Hansen who among other things is Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences.

Posted by brian at August 18, 2007 08:15 AM


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