Thursday, August 10, 2006

Silent Snow

I just finished reading 'Silent Snow'. About the slow poisoning of the Arctic. It was very interesting. Things I didn't know were going on. Some, I remembered, such as the Inuit being banned from whaling for a while.
A quote: 'When we think of the Arctic, we picture a realm as pristine as a diamond, but it has been poisoned with toxic chemicals carried north from the industrialized world via wind and water. So insidious is this invisible invasion, the animals and people of the Arctic "carry more mercury and PCBs in their bodies" than any other living beings on earth.'


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