May I suggest that you go view this article over at the Atlantic and read the comment that I just left? You might want to bookmark it and check back from time to time, as I may need some help from the attacks that I fully expect to get from all the greenies out there on the world wide web.
I am taking the liberty of cutting-and-pasting my comment here and will publish
my post before hitting the send button at their site. I spent quite a bit of time writing it and do own it, that’s just the way it is.
Great article pointing this out.
Now may I suggest that you do the same for the Native American created Blythe Intaglios(Geoglyphs) located near the Colorado River in eastern California?
While not threatened by squatters, they are endangered by the rampant renewable energy development(solar) that this magazine favors, along with our current administration in Washington.
If they and other sacred Native American sites were not threatened, I sincerely doubt that some of the tribes would not have launched expensive court cases to try and stop some of these projects, such as the one near Blythe.
Of course, it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, as we need to have this "green" energy and unfortunately as some of the enviro groups say, the fate of the whole planet means that something has to be sacrificed, in this case, the desert wilderness;
which translated means that all this ecosystem will be bulldozed with all plants and animals removed, and the resulting landscape will be covered with Chinese made pv solar panels, built with electricity produced by burning coal, with said panels and smog being shipped over here to the formerly pristine southwest.
So by all means, please continue reminding us about how poor people with no place to live are threatening historical sites in the developing world, but also point out how similar sites are being threatened here in this country by rapacious corporations, fully funded by our government and without any "skin in the game," being egged on by the cheering section of so-called environmental groups and magazines such as this one.”
Here is a link to one of three posts I made in 2011 referring to the Atlantic.
Morongobill’s Backporch, by an overwhelming vote, names Alexis Madrigal and The Atlantic co-winners of the prestigious CARBONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD!
So after reading that post and the article linked inside, you may have an understanding why I reacted the way I did when I came across this article about
the Peruvian geoglyphs known as the Nazca Lines today.
The cynicism and hypocrisy is breathtaking! Telling the “backward” government of Peru how to handle its’ own internal matter, while in this country
sacred Native American sites of real cultural and historical significance are being bulldozed with reckless abandon, all after being approved by a marsupial like permitting process with governments bending over backwards
to do so, and policies being implemented by these rapacious corporations who
have absolutely none of their own money at risk, and the whole thing meeting the approval of carbonmentalist rags like the Atlantic, who chant the same old tired chant” something has to be sacrificed to save the planet from
global warming and climate change- never mind the millions of empty rooftops waiting to be fitted with solar panels, that would accomplish the same goal and without destroying the wild lands in the process!
So by all means, please go read the article and tell the folks there how you feel, I know some of you care about the deserts, now it is time for you to show it. Make a comment there, put yourself out there. You will feel better about yourself for doing so. Stand up for what you believe in. Don’t go quietly, make them work to justify their position.
Belay that last suggestion. Do what you want, when you want.