The World Turned Upside Down?

Here is an article that discusses this perspective on the world:

What’s wrong with a new world order? The crimp it puts in your ski routine. Or so Bob Abramms, E’73, discovered not long after former president Jimmy Carter was announced as last year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

The Carter Center’s press kit for the award ceremonies held in Oslo, Norway, in December featured something that made Abramms’s job more hectic: a world map. Not the familiar Mercator projection—the map on most classroom walls—but one published by ODT, Inc., the Amherst, Massachusetts, company Abramms founded in 1978.

ODT’s map, known as the Hobo-Dyer equal-area projection, portrays the relative size of countries and continents more accurately than the Mercator does. So when Carter’s staff wanted to highlight the sixty-eight countries to which the former president had made humanitarian missions over the past two decades, the Hobo-Dyer’s “fairness” made it the right choice.

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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