"We're cut off from the rest of the world, and that's the truth," Costa said on a recent, dry afternoon outside his zinc-roofed house. "It's like how people lived 50 years ago. We don't have electricity. Sometimes we don't have a road. We've been forgotten."
You know what the problem is? You live 6 billion miles from civilization. You LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF A RAINFOREST!
See this growing around you? Yeah, this is called rainforest. If you move closer to these things called cities then you get the benefits of civilization.
If your gonna live in the remote wilderness then you dont get to complain when things are not as convenient for you.
I do not want to see the rain forest destroyed. You cant imagine how many drug and chemical discoveries have come from plants and animals that live in the rainforests. And yet we bulldoze and burn down thousands of acres a year.
A new sense of nuisance.
8th December 2003
Trees and plants are the source of life and oxygen... without them, we are just slowly destroying ourselves. It's a shame that most humans are blinded by money/greed/"every man for himself" etc. that consume them, ignoring the fact that the future won't be a happy one. :(
I concur basically. There is only one real untouched rain forest and that is the deep jungle of the west coast of south Africa, which is that way because of the Tetsi flies that inhabit its borders. Such terrible flies, causing slow and painful deaths, and yet it is because they are so terrible that the rain forest they inhabit still stands.