On what was once the bed of the Aral Sea, a shoal of camels shelters from the sun under a pair of redundant fishing boats. The Aral Sea was the fourth largest inland body of water in the world but when its water was diverted away, it shrank to a salty puddle.
Ships of the desert by Nick Hannes
"I’m starting to lose my ability to write rationally about this stuff. I just don’t know any longer what I’m supposed to think about a political movement whose primary raison d’être, one they no longer even bother to conceal, is an almost gleeful immiseration of the poor for the benefit of the rich. How is it that the wealthiest country on earth has come to this?"
"This planet is run by crazy people. Remember what they have to do to get where they are. Their perspective is so narrow, so… brief. A few years. In the best of them a few decades. They care only about the time they are in power."