The post bellow is old, and not so descriptive anymore. More than anything else I think this video (that I´ve made) will describe my world-view. I highly reccomend it!:
My name in Tor Økland Barstad (the English version of the name is Thor), I come from Norway and I was born in 1990. I study economics. Earlier I’ve had Norwegian blogs, but found that it’s probably more fun to blog in a language that’s spoken by more than five million people. Why I named my blog How is earth? Well, the blog is going to deal with a lot of “big” topics, and all the good names were already taken.
In Norway I try to convince people that we should use our oil-revenue (we are very rich due to oil-export) to help rising living standards and fueling economic growth in poor countries, and to fund science. I have written a book about this, and hope to start an organization with the goal of using the Norwegian oil-wealth to help humanity as a whole (more about this here). There’s probably going to be some posts about foreign aid and other North-South-issues here. But there will also be a lot about science and technology, and a wide range of other topics as well. You can look for posts about the topics that interest you the most in the sidebar.
Many of the lengthy posts are not mainly written for the blog, but for other projects. I think it will be easier to write when I can publish parts of my work immediately.