We, in the Western world, like to demand environmental protection from the rest out there, while siting behind computers, with our air-conditioner on and out fridges full with food. While people are literally killing each other. And to be honest, if I believed any of that would actually lift Brazil’s poorest from their state, I wouldn’t be so stricken by the thought of all those trees being destroyed. But as with everywhere, the poorest will only get a tiny part of the profit, just so they keep coming back to work. People’s greed is killing people. I read somewhere that poachers get something of the amount of $50 for an elephant tusk, while it is re-sold for tens of thousands later on. It’s a mad world that I really don’t understand for the most part any more :(
A new photovoltaic park has opened in Les Mées, in the southern department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Spread across 36 acres, the park, built by Belgian firm Enfinity, joins several other plants built on the vast Puimichel plateau. By the end of 2011, solar panels will cover 200 hectares and produce around 100MW, making it the biggest solar array in France. Enfinity’s €70m investment has included work to preserve the landscape with space for grazing and a system without a concrete foundation
And here I have the retard government of my beautiful country that wants to build a NUCLEAR plant that will produce 2000 MW at the rough cost of 6-7 billion euro and that is just the initial price… not what the end cost will be… /angry angry angry
If all goes according to plan, this is where I am going this summer!!! Wooohooo! :DD
The European Alps sit at a lower altitude than the Rocky Mountains, and their glaciers and ski resorts are more susceptible to the effects of global warming. The famed glaciers are predicted to disappear by 2050.
A land of untouched beauty, South America’s Patagonia could be dramatically altered by climate change. Many of its glaciers are steadfastly retreating because of rising temperatures and declining precipitation. While this land won’t disappear entirely, its landscape may soon be altered beyond recognition if global warming persists.