Thursday, February 09, 2006
It's Going to Take 21st Century Technology to Convince Them About 21st Century Problems
Hemingway's Kilimanjaro, the snow-capped mountain backdrop for the Serengeti Plain. The highest mountain in Africa at over 19,000 feet tall, and one of the largest free standing mountains in the world. Beautiful, isn't it?
This was Kilimanjaro back in 1975...
And this is Kilimanjaro now. What happened to the snows of Kilimanjaro?
GoogleEarth may just be the ticket for opening the eyes of the most resolute science naysayers. Without leaving the comfort of the seat before their computer screens, they can see for themselves the effects that unregulated capitalism, unrestrained growth, development, and overpopulation is having on the world.
GoogleEarth - it's not just a good thing; it's an amazing thing. (Check out the Forbidden City; the Chinese must be having conniption fits.)
Filed under: global warming, Kilimanjaro