Friday, October 24, 2008

Borneo

THIS is alarming.

A subscription to National Geographic Magazine is money well-spent. Sometimes, however, reading some of the articles truly sends shock waves down the old spine. This piece written about Borneo and it's utter destruction due to the logging and palm oil plantation industry is jaw-dropping.

Forget about acting local.

If one ever doubted that our world is connected, just take a look at the stock market. We need to do something to help the people of this county, to sway the governments, to end the corruption and to save what's left of the lowland rain forest jungle on this small, yet incredibly important land.

The cure for cancer could be in that rain forest. Biodiversity is being lost forever due to corruption and greed. And in the end, the people of Borneo, who are only trying to survive, end up as poor and desperate as they were before they began to log and destroy the land.

JUST LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS.

Get a copy of this month's National Geographic Magazine and read it for yourself.

Light pollution is another issue that gets tackled within those pages. I've not read it yet, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Best,

Dan

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