Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

27 February 2007

Trying to plug a man-made volcano is like trying to stop the sun rising

Some genius (sic) engineers and scientists in Indonesia have decided to drop 1500, 400kg concrete balls into the mouth of the erupting mud-volcano in the town Sidoarjo, Java to try and stem the flow of mud.

Locals, supported by environmental groups, are suing a company - which has been drilling for oil and gas in the area - to pay compensation for causing the eruption of the volcano.

Some "experts" - ie scientists in the employ of the company of course - claim a complex set of "natural factors" caused the eruption. But PT Lapindo Brantas and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono are in the firing line.

Let's hope the people nail them both and suck the company dry, like it is sucking the Earth dry.

I can't believe that they think they can drill for oil/gas near a volcano and not expect the Earth to fight back.


If people are not willing to defend the Earth, she is going to do it herself, whatever it takes.

1 comment:

  1. So true. I cannot believe the sheer stupidity of these people sometimes. I hope the mud covered their company and ruined it.