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Progress Killed Beauty
Jakarta is the super-city of the thousand islands Indonesia. Jakarta is located on the island of Java and it is home to over 10 MILLION people. This megatrapolis has towering skyscrapers, luxury hotels, and huge shopping malls. You can see business men in the finest of tailored suits strolling down the sidewalk while the traffic roars in the streets. The so called “Golden Triangle” this is the progress not the beauty.
This mask that a fake leader shows the world is a nice painting of the progress that this city has made, but really this is a sick, nasty, poor, over crowded, waste of a city. Just think of putting everyone in Missouri in St. Joseph, Jakarta is even more crowded then that. This city is terrible when it comes to keeping their environment clean they dumb everything into their bay Nyamuk Besar. Jakarta has done nothing but destroy for the past 50 years, plastic bags are the new foam of the ocean in this region and on top of that they dump 7 million cubic feet of Poop into the bay… EVERY DAY!
Waste, Pollution, and Sedimentation are the main reasons that the coral reefs that were once the source of unimaginable beauty once thrived! Osha really had me angry, “How could these people be so stupid” I thought to myself. Then I realized that Osha has yet again gives us the intricate braid of life, because it’s not just about Jakarta it’s about the world as a whole. At the rate we are going our appetite for destruction will wipe out all coral reefs on the earth and the way I see it (this may sound a little extreme but true) life as we know it may never be the same.
The beauty is dyeing and it’s dyeing fast. What will we do about it? As kids who live THOUSANDS of miles away from Jakarta, what can we do about it?

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Comment by Sean Nash on October 21, 2008 at 7:59am
Ever stop to wonder where our poop goes?

I assure you it is a better situation... but not a perfect one where populations are large.
Comment by Terra Younger on October 6, 2008 at 4:25pm
"7 million cubic feet of Poop into the bay… EVERY DAY!" Lol, well said. Pretty sick though. I can't get over how freggin nasty that is!

You're the only person that mentions that this chapter make them angry... so far. I was too! Furious actually. People in the Jakarta bay area are obviously pretty dang stupid. I guess lack of education will do that.

But good post man :)

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