The abuse of power has formed a special relationship between the natural environment and human culture. We can say there is another “bad earthquake” brewing.
If people only take care of their own development, this is a risk for our future. Nobody knows what will happen in time, who will be pumnished, nature? human beings? or the future?
Because the rail transport was giving priority for aid supplies the victims most affected by the earthquake, we had to travel by bus to Wanzhou. We arrived only to find another disaster. A destroyed river lay in front of us. The water is colored by pollution because the river does not flow as strong as once did. We were like sailors on such a big reservior in the section between Wanzhou and Wushan. The Yangzi river is not as beautiful as it was before. The river has been dammed and the waterlevel will rise to depth of 175M. More than 1 million residents have had to move to the other locations. And a range of historical remains and cultral sites have already been submerged. With this the ecological system of the Three Gorges has been destroyed.
An ExxonMobil-operated gas project in Papua New Guinea has agreed a deal to supply liquefied natural gas to a unit of British oil giant BP, said Australia’s Oil Search Ltd, a partner in the development.
Wang Chu Yu
李方征 编译自 路透社
Zhou Bin The earthquake on 12.5.08 came without warning in Sichuan Province. It shocked all the artists who had arrived in Chengdu to prepare for the inspection of “The Sudden Change” project in the Three Gorges Dam area. During the after-shocks we worked on the 7th floor of a building, and so many times we had to run down to the ground as a precaution. At the time I thought people were like small dust particles being swept away by nature.
During the period of after-shocks following the 5.12 earthquake，we travelled the three gorges area which has been destroyed by the Three Gorges Dam Project. Both disasters reflect in the extreme a battle between man-kind and nature.
The agreement comes a month after Oil Search announced a similar deal with PetroChina Co Ltd.
The agreement, starting this month, will provide BP with about 450,000 tonnes of LNG annually over an initial three-year period, rising to about 900,000 tonnes for the following two years, Oil Search said in a statement.
The company also said that, align="justify">Earlier this month, Oil Search resumed operations to produce oil at the Agogo Production Facility, which was knocked out by a major earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February.
Papua New Guinea gas project signs supply deal with BP