The Observer carries a seris of pictures about how awfully we\’re all treating the environment. One picture:
A girl carrying mangoes on her head descends to a village on the Olusosun landfill site in Nigeria. The Olusosun dump is Africa’s largest, comprising 100 acres of garbage and collecting 2,400 metric tonnes of rubbish every day from Lagos, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Lagos’s population has tripled in the past 15 years and the infrastructure can’t cope. Roughly 1,000 homes have been built on Olusosun – the residents collect scrap from the dump and sell it.
Umm, Lagos has some 8 million people. A 100 acre site to dispose of their wastes sounds pretty small to me. For example, at that rate, we\’d need 1,000 acres (out of a total of some 6 million or so) to deal with al wastes for the UK. Sounds like a pretty good solution actually, especially asyou\’ve got those 1,000 households doing all the recycling for you. Then:
A plane skims the parasols as it lands on the Dutch island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean.
If I remember correctly, the airport is on the French side of the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten/St Martin. And:
AES Drax in Yorkshire pumps smoke out of the tallest chimneys in the country.
No, that\’s steam.