Wednesday, 24 May 2006

Evasion of winter, upon the jump ......

You do not see that is to say ..... 7 days rain all the time, since I think the Monsoon moved from India to Innglatera. temperature 10 degrees!! End of May and turn on heating to warm up and dry out a tiny bit. Basta!

And it does not reach the carpet wet and we have acquaintances and friends from home we loco. 35 degrees temperature, the sea bathrooms, Uzza the beach.

I warn you ...... I have mad ...... will take revenge.

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

Glaciers vs Business

In Northern Chile: Glaciers to be "moved" to allow gold mining

The mining company Barrick Gold is planning to exploit a gold and silver deposit, found on the very site where the rivers that bathe the fertile Huasco Valley are born. Among other substances, the company will use large quantities of cyanide, which will be transported through serpentine roads to the high mountain, along the rivers that make agriculture possible in that northern and otherwise dry region. In order to give ways to the mining operation the company has endorsed the “transfer”!!!!!! of 3 Andean glaciers and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine's rubbish tip. The name of the Project is Pascua Lama
The Chilean Government has approved the project to start this year, 2006.The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.
If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of specially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process.
Every last gramme of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses. Nevertheless, there is no certainty whatsoever of what the impact would be on glaciers or permafrost (frozen rock or soil) from the road network and the associated stabilization measures that generally involves the use of salts.

The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior.
Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from international justice. The world must know what is happening in Chile.
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