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Swimming Against Amazon's Tide

Posted at 7:21AM Monday 11 Aug 2014

Economists have argued for years that climatic conditions can provoke revolution. If France hadn't suffered a drought in 1788, and then an unusually cold winter, Marie Antoinette might have spent many happy decades stuffing her face with cake. During this humid summer of 2014, writers, performers and their producers are rebelling. But it's all taking place through the medium of the strongly worded letter.


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