"We've got to get ready. After all, fossil fuel development like that
of my company is increasing the chances of catastrophic climate
change, which could lead to massive calamities, causing migration and
conflicts that would likely disable the pipelines and oil wells.
Without oil we could no longer produce or transport food, and most of
humanity would starve. That would be a tragedy, but at least all
those bodies could be turned into fuel for the rest of us."
Reminds me of Swift's 18th c. "A Modest Proposal" in which he proposes eating babies to alleviate poverty. Isn't it uplifting to think we still have great minds today?
Here's an interesting tidbit from an AP article:
Apparently, a Brazilian Indian tribe is teaming up with Google Earth to stop deforestation and mining in the rain-forest. Although the area doesn't have internet access, people hope that images of the rain-forest on Google Earth will have enough impact to stymie the illegal destruction of the land. A case of futile optimism, ulterior corporate motives, or a step in a positive direction? I wonder...
a small town
but stuff is coming together i guess
i'm going out to a village on thursday
to start trying to introduce myself to the communities
i need three - and this will be the first one - i hope
i don't know about the maya though
umm... it's ok - people are really nice
but i've been a bit bored and lonely
so...does there seem like there might be people to get to know?
well... i don't know... there are a lot of people doing work here from the states
well - not a lot
and the locals are really nice
i don't know
i mean.. i've talked to a whole bunch of people.
i'm kind of thinking of just doing my own thing to a certain extent
but we'll see i guess.
i don't know
it's different down here
everyone speaks creole
which i'm starting to understand a little already
i don't know what anyone is saying when they're talking amongst themselves
but they all speak english too
but - i've been hearing it so much and i'm realizing that i understand it a little
some times more than others
and the people are from all over too. it's heavily african and mayan
but there's chinese
and east indian
which i'm not sure what that means
there's nowhere to hike or no beach and there's nothing to do in town
so it's really got nothing
but maybe once i start getting out of town, i'll feel better about it all
i'm not sure why any tourists would come here really
besides to see a small water side community that is really friendly