The Kiva story is complex and in some cases quite mysterious. The organization has tapped into public’s desire to help through very slick PR and campaigning, but underneath that shiny coat of paint is the same rusted out old microfinance model that has been devastating to the poor all over the world.

The Kiva story is complex and in some cases quite mysterious. The organization has tapped into public’s desire to help through very slick PR and campaigning, but underneath that shiny coat of paint is the same rusted out old microfinance model that has been devastating to the poor all over the world.

points to the very real possibility that, over the next several generations, the overall effect of climate change will be positive for humankind and the planet."

points to the very real possibility that, over the next several generations, the overall effect of climate change will be positive for humankind and the planet."

Lorraine Loots-  Teeny tiny 4.543 billion-year-old planet Earth. From "The Blue Marble" photograph of Earth

Lorraine Loots- Teeny tiny 4.543 billion-year-old planet Earth. From "The Blue Marble" photograph of Earth

Blue Marble, 1972 ~ The original "Blue Marble" was taken on Dec. by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about kilometres mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

The famous "blue marble" photo of the Earth. The Apollo 17 crew took this image en route to the moon.

The famous "blue marble" photo of the Earth. The Apollo 17 crew took this image en route to the moon.

Looking Towards Earth From Apollo 17

Looking Towards Earth From Apollo 17

crookedindifference: December, 1972 - Apollo Earthrise viewed from Apollo 17 “Do you think the moon is sad that it is the lesser of the two lights?” “Because unlike the sun, the moon has many friends.

Welcome to Planet Earth | Earth Blog   This picture of Earth, dubbed Blue Marble, was taken from Apollo 17 in 1972 and features Africa and Antarctica. It is thought to be one of the most widely distributed photographs of any kind.

Welcome to Planet Earth | Earth Blog This picture of Earth, dubbed Blue Marble, was taken from Apollo 17 in 1972 and features Africa and Antarctica. It is thought to be one of the most widely distributed photographs of any kind.

Apollo 17 Crew, NASA  Welcome to Planet Earth, the third planet from a star named the Sun. The Earth is shaped like a sphere and composed mostly of rock. Over 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water. The planet has a relatively thin atmosphere composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. The above picture of Earth, dubbed Blue Marble, was taken from Apollo 17 in 1972 and features Africa and Antarctica. It is thought to be one of the most widely distr...

Apollo 17 Crew, NASA Welcome to Planet Earth, the third planet from a star named the Sun. The Earth is shaped like a sphere and composed mostly of rock. Over 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water. The planet has a relatively thin atmosphere composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. The above picture of Earth, dubbed Blue Marble, was taken from Apollo 17 in 1972 and features Africa and Antarctica. It is thought to be one of the most widely distr...

This gorgeous image is the most up-to-date "blue marble" photo of our home planet, the latest in a long line of color images of Earth that date back to the Apollo space missions. The original "blue marble" shot was taken by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972. Today, satellites are snapping some of the most spectacular photos of Earth. This new image was taken by Suomi NPP, NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite. It's a composite of many images of the planet's surface taken on…

Earth from Above: 101 Stunning Images from Orbit

This gorgeous image is the most up-to-date "blue marble" photo of our home planet, the latest in a long line of color images of Earth that date back to the Apollo space missions. The original "blue marble" shot was taken by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972. Today, satellites are snapping some of the most spectacular photos of Earth. This new image was taken by Suomi NPP, NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite. It's a composite of many images of the planet's surface taken on…

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