Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean
Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty.
In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest sea bridge in the world.
Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago.
From the outside it looks like this
Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors).
And this is the view down
Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea
Thor’s Well a/k/a ”the gates of the dungeon” on Cape Perpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape
View of the sunset from inside the wave.
And then there is the NOT so majesty side of man.
In the far-north latitudes, just below the treeless tundra of the polar region, a forest of evergreen trees encircles the earth. This is the boreal forest, and it is the biggest terrestrial ecosystem in the world. It is also largely intact, free of roads and industrial development — especially in Canada, where more than 1.3 billion pristine acres are found. The global boreal forests are larger than even the Amazon rainforest. NOT ANYMORE……
Like the Amazon, the boreal forest is of critical importance to all living things. Its trees and peatlands comprise one of the world’s largest "carbon reservoirs"; carbon stored in this way is carbon not released into the atmosphere, where it would trap heat and accelerate global warming. Its wetlands filter millions of gallons of water each day. And as a vast and intact forest ecosystem, it still supports a natural food web, complete with large carnivores like bears, wolves and lynx along with thousands of other species of plants, mammals, birds and insects. The boreal forest is also home to hundreds of First Nations communities, many of which rely on fishing, hunting and trapping for their livelihoods.
Once again, high gas prices are draining our wallets and making us crazy.
What to do?
- We’ve drilled, baby, we’ve drilled. We’re now drilling more in this country than we have in nearly a decade.
- We’ve given tax breaks and other wasteful incentives to oil companies to try and ease our pain at the pump. We now give about $4 billion in tax breaks to the oil and gas industry each and every year.
- We’ve listened to naysayers tell us that pursuing clean energy alternatives to oil and gas is a waste of our time and money. Now, the United States is lagging much of the rest of the world on clean energy.
And what have we gotten in return?
Gas prices that are hitting new highs, an economy held hostage to global instability and an oil industry monopoly on our transportation system.
There’s nothing we can do to control the price of gas in America, because oil prices are set on a global marketplace. As we’ve seen, more drilling certainly isn’t the answer, because that’s done nothing to reduce prices at the pump. The only thing more drilling has done is increase profits for oil companies – to the tune of $137 billion last year alone, a 75 percent rise since the year before. Who else got a 75 percent raise in the middle of a recession?
The fact is, the only way we can reduce how much we spend on gasoline is to reduce how much gasoline we use. Continued HERE!