2 responses to “Awesome Machine

  1. Punch “Garzweiler” into Google Earth to see these babies in their “natural” environment. Wow!

  2. “Over the years, the mining activities have scarred the land and created massive man-made canyons, reaching a depth of up to 500 metres and over 10 Km wide. While at one end the lignite is being extracted, the other end is being filled up with slag (ashes from the burning process of coal). In this manner the opencast mine is expected to wander through the countryside until about 2050, by which time the lignite deposits would have been exhausted. The mining activities have destroyed over 50 villages, some of which go back to the Roman period.”


    We seem to be getting really good at being really bad.

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