Posted by: r.m. | May 7, 2010

Oil, Niger Delta, and much more

An excellent discussion — accompanied by photographs — on the Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta by the photojournalist Ed Kashi


Responses

  1. very interesting video…its really important to see what is happening around us.
    So bad, madagascar lost 90% of its forest,there’s no enough water, overfishing and so on,,,really mankind should wake up, because the way we are treating our environment is tottaly wrong!

  2. Oh my God! Why they are doing such things to their environment?! These people should really be aware so that they will not attend the Lebanese situation (pollution, very large shortage in trees and in water…).hopefully they will take care of their environment and will no more cause harm to it. And I think that organizations should provide lectures and awareness to the effects of these actions on the environment and as Ed Kashi said we should teach our children and new generations how to treat our environment.
    My advices to these people are:
    Stop causing destruction in trees
    Stop cutting the forest
    Environmental issue is connected to your traditional way of living, this is why should develop it.
    Decrease fertilisation and decrease consumption so resources will be enough for all of you.

  3. Very strong and touching pictures!!!! It really shows the dangers on both the environment and human that live in such polluted environment. However, what Ed Kashi said about the main problem in Madeghashkar was related to the huge population there and the limited resources ( especially water resources) therefore creating a huge environmental problem pushing people to move, cut more trees and to the new lands. But what i found really strange about is that all the pictures illustrate vast spaces of lands while in the video he was talking about a very dense population so why didn’t show this in his pictures?

  4. the scarcity of resources is a probably the most major issue at hand nowadays worldwide. this issue threatens the total existence of humanity. in some parts of the world, the scarcity seems to rather strike more obviously and more eminently than others. Madagascar for instance is on of the countries where the scarcity of resources such as water has struck it very strongly. the government over there should start implicating laws about the limiting of offsprings per family, similar to what china did. the limiting of the population would provide extra time for the government to find new replacing resources since it would buy the existing resources more time to “exist” and not be consumed.

  5. It really bothers when we see such images of how our environment is being damaged from pollution to oil drainage all over the place, and people have to shift their living area by chopping more trees 90% of forest was chopped for people to build their shelter again.. and how all these people have suffered all this time!! from man made environmental catastrophe… and most important was the lack of water supply to people and to their crops due to high populations and lack of resources to support them.. that sucks since water is the basic mineral that we need..and to shower!! most of these people have mud that have been dried on their skin since they lack the water to shower, and us on the other hand shower daily!! how ironic!!
    and the explosion in the gulf of mexico, how all the oil and sewage drained in the ocean..

  6. Really touching pictures!! Human is definitely the worst species on earth! I didn’t even look once on the news and saw effective hardwork to correct the mess that people are making. And if we look at these pictures, we can notice that the workers are from the poorest people in the world. They maybe doing their work forcely because they are under the control of dominating foreign companies investing in their countries. It is really bothering when man do terrible actions to the environment as a way to have a basic source of living as water and food. They are enforced to do so just to be alive! Decades from now, would there still be any spot on earth not touched by the distructive human hands?! I doubt!

  7. What is happening in Madagascar is another manifestation of “homostupidos”. In my point the view the problem is not only due to the extreme number of people, but also to the unorganized repartition of people among land, since most of the population lives in small areas. Maybe they should come and see what’s happening in Egypt.
    The more we hit her, the more it hits back, water is scarcer and it will continue to become scarcer, unless we do something. But who cares, in the strong authorities mind these “Madagascarians” are cockroaches let them die and suffer, how could we do something when the “Stronger” have such a way of thinking.

  8. What is happening in Madagascar is another manifestation of “homostupidos”. In my point the view the problem is not only due to the extreme number of people, but also to the unorganized repartition of people among land, since most of the population lives in small areas. Maybe they should come and see what’s happening in Egypt.
    The more we hit her, the more it hits back, water is scarcer and it will continue to become scarcer, unless we do something. But who cares, in the strong authorities mind these “Madagascarians” are cockroaches let them die and suffer, how could we do something when the “Stronger” have such a way of thinking.


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