Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Sands of Time

Yet another indication of the sheer short-termism of humans! It has been reported that beaches and, even islands, are being illegally dredged in some parts of the world as the sand has monitory value to the building industry (https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jul/01/riddle-of-the-sands-the-truth-behind-stolen-beaches-and-dredged-islands). Pretty obviously, some of the people doing this type of activity appear pretty immune to any consideration of the touristic potential of the beaches or their importance to a range of animal species. Combining this with the fact that concrete production is a really major source of 'greenhouse gas' emissions, the building industry seems to be creating major problems for island communities.

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