Saturday, October 06, 2007

Is South Africa is destined to become an industrial wasteland of Africa?


We use, according to Carte Blanch, last night, a third of Africa's electricity. (If I remember right)

90% of our electricity comes from coal.

Plans are afoot to open a number of open-faced cola mines adjacent to conservation land.

Coal mines cause acid deposits in the water systems, threatening the natural wetlands.

South Africa is threatening to destroy all it's dams and river systems.

Even Rietvlei Nature Wetlands Reserve, Cape, is contaminated with an uncontrollable invasion of poisonous blue-green algae due to industrial waste seeping into the waterways of the area.

The removal of trees and reeds exasperated the effect.

Is the "make poverty history" campaign threatening the natural inheritance of out future generations?

What is real poverty?

The lack of money or the lack of a standard of living?

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