Thursday, August 18, 2005

African Photo Map

I found this article about the human imprint upon Africa to be quite fascinating. There is only the one picture included in the article, but I would say that the old adage "One picture speaks a thousand words" to be singularly apt.

A quote:

One hundred thousand images, 70,000 miles and 21 countries later, conservationist J. Michael Fay thinks Bono, Live 8 and the G-8 have been misguided.

Fay, a biologist and member of the Wildlife Conservation Society and National Geographic Society, spent seven months flying at low altitudes across Africa, and he has mapped enough of the human footprint on his trip to be disturbed, he said at a news conference Wednesday to highlight his findings.

"People aren't connecting the dots," he said of African relief efforts. "We gotta stop talking about poverty alleviation, and we gotta start talking about sustainable development."


At Friday, 19 August, 2005, Blogger Jason said...

Wow! That's an amazing and deeply disturbing photo. It really speaks for itself.

At Monday, 22 August, 2005, Blogger Erica said...

I was watching "Adult Swim" on Cartoon Network right after Live-8, and the little black-and-white blurbs that pop up between segments said something like, "Now that we've had Live-8, I feel so enlightened. Too bad you can't eat enlightenment."

Or something like that. Thought it summed it up well.


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