Like all nature lovers, I'm delighted that the process of recovering of Iraq's marshes has begun. But isn't it saying something about the increasing desperation of the pro-war left that they are now focusing attention on such issues? On the day Norman Geras posted this on his blog, news came through that at least thirty-eight people, including four Britons, were killed in Iraq. Little wonder that the joint author of The Euston Manifesto prefers to write about fish and birds.
Marsh of progress
Here's a piece on the process of recovering Iraq's marshes:
Reflooding of Iraq's destroyed Mesopotamian marshes since 2003 has resulted in a "remarkable rate of reestablishment" of native invertebrates, plants, fish, and birds, according to an article in the June issue of BioScience. Read the rest. (Thanks: GJ.)"