Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 27, 2007

Desert Rock: Sleepwalking toward disaster

Sleepwalking toward disaster
By Edward Mazria
Recent scientific studies about global warming could not be more disturbing. A report in the journal Science, projects that coral reefs, home to 25 percent of all marine species, will be gone by 2050. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that 20 percent to 30 percent of all plant and animal species on earth will be gone by 2050...
Yet, here in New Mexico, we seem to be sleepwalking toward disaster. A 1500 MW conventional coal-fired power plant called "Desert Rock" is about to be built, which will release about 12.7 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere each year.
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