The only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic. So if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I have failed completely. Only if what I tell you appears absolutely unbelievable, have we any chance of visualizing the future as it really will happen.

- Arthur C. Clarke (h/t Brin)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flood Water Release

I can't resist passing along another boston.com Bigger Picture picture: floodwaters being released from Three Gorges Dam, from a typically (for boston.com) spectacular set on China.



I really don't know how they keep funding this amazing work, but I sure hope they don't stop.

Buy something from Boston.

3 comments:

Vinny Burgoo said...

What, the Boston Globe funds Xinhua? Who knew?

Here are some more pictures of the same event back in July:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jul/21/three-gorges-dam

Hank Roberts said...

http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/china_09_24/c25_24363529.jpg

perhaps more significant; laying straw on sand dunes is not going to work to stop them moving.

one suspects an honest broker must be giving their government advice, as they appear to be doing things that give the appearance of taking responsive action without incurring any actual cost.

The landslide pictures are also astonishing. Seems they're doing all the same stupid things we did fifty to a hundred years ago in the first rush of overconfident industrialization.

Vinny Burgoo said...

http://www.magnuslarsson.com/architecture/dune.asp