Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Bhutan could help absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and curb global warming as greenhouse gas emissions by the country is reportedly insignificant. Results of a study on climate change conducted by two Danish consultants showed that in a completely forested area the per capita CO2 emission was 19.6 tonne, in a normal forest 1.5 tonne and 4.4 tonne in a depleted forest area. "Bhutan is a carbon sink as it could absorb the excess CO2 emitted by other countries," said Frank van Vleuten, one of the consultants.