Sunday, November 14, 2010

Watch this video slideshow and read the article for a sneak preview of the Mojave Desert of the future.

From April, 2009 in the High Country News online magazine.
http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.6/the-desert-that-breaks-annieproulxs-heart-wyoming

FOLKS, A LATE CHANGE – AFTER THINKING ABOUT IT, THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST INSIGHTFUL
ARTICLE THAT i HAVE LINKED TO IN A LONG WHILE, PLEASE CHECK IT OUT.

The writer Emma Brown interviewed and wrote the article about Annie Proulx, who lives on
the edge of the Red Desert in Wyoming, a 100 mile wide area which has been targeted for
massive oil and gas development. As a consequence, the desert has been criss-crossed now with thousands of miles of roads which are used by the big rigs to reach the various drilling
sites, destroying the silence of the desert, and of course resulting in fragmentation of the habitat.

Annie Proulx is a writer and also produced a short video for this piece which I hope that you
will view.

This is a 6 page article about life on the edge in Wyoming and the slideshow really puts things
into focus.

It is no stretch to me to say without a doubt, this is the future of California’s deserts if something doesn’t change here. The difference however will be the sheer, massive size of
the wind and solar farms.

This is a very thought provoking article and slide show, albeit from a year and a half ago.

But as the philosopher said once, how do you know where you are going, if you don’t know where you’ve been.

Morongobill

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