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Borneo's Rainforest Coal: City of London Profit.


Environment  (tags: mining, environment, greed, destruction, indigenous rights, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, humans, protection, pollution, politics, forests )

Cal
- 268 days ago - theecologist.org
The development of coal mines in East Kalimantan is having a huge impact on local and indigenous populations, destroying the forest and displacing communities--London banks profit.



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Michela m. (3813)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:41 am
............ AS USUAL!!!!!!!!

MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$ & GREED$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:29 am
Thank you, Cal! We need petitions to urge Borneo to protect their rainforest. Thank you!
 

Ellen G. (338)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:45 am
Makes me just want to puke.
 

Michela m. (3813)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:49 am


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Muriel Servaege (39)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:35 pm
Greed, as usual. People there don't seem to be aware that they are spoiling their greatest richness.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:37 pm
This is so sad.
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:37 pm
I mean: fantastiic forests and a fantastic and precious wildlife.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:25 pm
THIS IS SUCH A CRIME! (Well, it SHOULD be!)
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:14 pm
Appreciate the details of costs of fossil fuels.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:34 pm
noted ty. its sad!!!!!
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:30 pm
It should not be allowed for banks to profit from this Borneo should say no to investment in its rainforests and protect them
 

Peta Clarke (23)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:35 pm
Noted this article is an eye opener. The fact that pensioner funds are being used for such investment is shameful.
BHP has it's fingers in every pie they can and banks are right their with them with other peoples money.
 

Andrea W. (39)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
This is so maddening!!! Thanks for sharing, Cal!
 

Ganaisha Calvin (6)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:14 pm
thanks for sharing
 

John S. (297)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:16 am
Sadly noted.
 

Nimue P. (228)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:49 am
noted
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:52 am
This is dreadful..., but not surprising, where there are "resources to exploit", companies like BHP will be there to do the exploiting with their own money or someone else's. It seems the world's appetite for coal and other dirty fuels has not yet been sated...
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:07 am
noted
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:18 am
noted, tks Cal
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:32 am
If you really want to hurt them stop purchasing their products. No profit = no offensive product. It's up to us to read the label; research the ingredients and then decide whether or not we want to purchase them.
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:25 am
thanks for sharing
 

kate k g (459)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:34 am
So sad indeed :-(
 

Col N. (56)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:40 am
It comes as no surprise...I'm not sure if it's chicken or egg comes first here... but either way, the whole thing is of course terribly upsetting. The ASEAN pacts in South East Asia and Indonesia have been formed with western influence and funding of course...but who did what first is not clear.

It is very difficult to say to Asians that they might be better off to go back to poverty to save the environment. And that is what we are asking of them.

It is easy to say - shame on the banks, the profiteers, the people who may unwhittingly contribute with their pensions... but if all funding is withdrawn - it leaves a mess in Asia and a population who go back to abject poverty with little hope of putting anything right in the environment.

It is a tough problem and one that I've noted throughout Asia. The growth of factories, cities and modern facilities is staggering!

If someone were to say to you now - you cannot have your electricity, you cannot have a sanitary system or clean running water, you cannot have a car, and you cannot have any material goods,... you'd be shocked and indignant and say that you have a right to all those things. But to take away economies in this part of the world does exactly that for large parts of the population.

We have truly messed up our biodiversity with badly thought out technologies, but the biggest problem on the planet is economy of scale... we humans are just to big in number to do anything else .... the earth's human population is not sustainable - and that is the real problem!

We can blame everything else until we are exhausted from looking for an answer - it is staring us in the face but no one wants to be the one to die!
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:49 am
noted
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:06 am
Very sad. Noted. TY Cal
 
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