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September 01, 2011

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Rarely is the phrase "land grab" enacted so literally. This process is an emblem of a story across Cambodia:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/01/cambodia-evictions-idUSL3E8JD2DV20110901
and across the world:
http://www.economist.com/node/13692889
But this is the first I've heard of actually shipping the country away.

"Strange, isolated bodies of sand distributed unnaturally in a soil horizon." As you wrote in your post of 27 January, 2009, about the question of what traces the Anthropocene will leave for future geologists, and what those geologists will make of those traces. Will they have to question uniformitarianism?

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