The country is famous for its barren landscapes. It’s a favourite place to shoot car commercials or even as a stand-in for an alien planet. But the hills aren’t bare because it’s too cold for trees to grow. It’s the result of ancient deforestation…The forests that had once covered 40% of the country dwindled to less than 1%. And then, after a thousand years, Iceland began to put them back again.
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It seems everywhere in the western world nations are struggling with their health care systems. Can anyone point me to a country that doesn’t think their health care is in crisis?
Kevin Adams at the Evangelical Magazine has a nice introduction to the famous German pastor and martyr.