The BIG SLIPPERY THIN ICE EDEN PROJECT QUIZ
Have a go! : http://www.eden-project-insight.tk/
(Be prepared for surprises !)
This also gives good reason to pause for thought:
aS dOES THIS:
Non linked version of http://www.eden-project-insight.tk/ below:
The Live 8/BBC ******* BIG Eden quiz! (1)
Which BIG bogus ‘eco’ theme park in Kernow/Cornwall:
...has, as its trustees (spot the arms dealers!):
Ronald Hampel (chairman):Former Board member of B.A.E. British Aerospace Weapon Systems and former Chairman of the BIG industrial chemicals conglomerate I.C.I.
Simon Robertson: Current Chairman of Rolls Royce, a major dealer in armaments in Africa and elsewhere.
Anthony Salz: Vice Chairman, BBC. Perhaps we can look forward to a balanced, down to earth view of the true environmental and social costs of the self-styled ‘eden’ theme park. It’s some time now since Mr Salz’s appointment to the BBC……..
Guy Ainsworth Whalley: Chairman of the City Solicitors Educational Trust.
Richard Cawton Cunis: Advisory Board: ’Heart of the City’.
Edward ( Eddie ) George: Joint President-‘Heart of the City’; Former Governor, Bank of England; Big Cheese money shuffler and a little more comfortable now with a 50/50 ‘work/life balance’ between England and Kernow/Cornwall and having about 500,000 more £’s ‘value’ due to the relatively recent house in St Tudy acquisition benefiting from ridiculously inflationary housing market political/fiscal mismanagement during his term of office. Not an average man! Makes History Poverty.
Richard Carew Pole - Sole Man of Kernow?
...heavily London orientated and mainly built with the proceeds of state sponsored gambling, collaborated with the BIG Hollywood globalising film company MGM (now SONY) as a set for the Bond film ‘Die another Day’ & as a Live8 self-publicity opportunity for MGM/SONY’s Angelina Jolie?
..heavily London orientated and mainly built with the proceeds of state sponsored gambling, collaborated with the BIG globalising cosmetics company ESTEE LAUDER to produce a perfume line ‘Beyond Paradise’ ?
...obtained a small creature Zoo licence and drowned a BIG flock of exclusively male tropical butterflies (caterpillars ugh!-they eat leaves!) by switching on the artificial waterfall as they were comfortably sunning themselves on the dry concrete channel?
...has conducted BIG winter insect genocide programmes, closing its overly delicate plastic greenhouse installation to people and spraying pesticides under the cosy SAATCHI & SAATCHI-style title ‘De-Bugging’?
...is entirely dependent for its existence on the BIG multinational IMERYS/(MISERY?) china clay mining policy of NOT backfilling pits and reinstating the moonscape-pitted landscape of mid-Cornwall after mineral extraction operations and even, in June 2005, applying to Cornwall ‘County’ Council(June 22nd Item 5) for permission to strip and fill an indigenous wooded valley near St Austell? Indeed it is hard to believe that no-one had the vision to consider that the pit currently occupied by the self-styled ‘eden’ theme park would have helped prevent such waste management pressures arising and offer some hope of more general original landform reinstatement.
...has the BIGGEST area of plastic roofing in Kernow/Cornwall?
...has required the creation of the BIGGEST area of dedicated tarmac roads and hard-standing to be plastered on Cornwall’s countryside for any single theme park?
...requires the burning of the BIGGEST amount of fossil fuels to constantly pump out catchment surface water from its foundations, keep the plants watered and maintain air quality and temperature and has a lake that is kept sterile of native freshwater flora and fauna for ‘architectural reasons’?
...has, through locating as far as possible from major centres of population in the British Isles and hyper-marketing, most stimulated the massive and un’sustainable’ increase in vehicle traffic (helicopters included!), congestion, fossil fuel consumption and air pollution throughout Cornwall in the summer months since the beginning of its ‘BIG Build’?
...most promotes itself as a BIG world-wide visitor attraction thereby accelerating fossil fuel consumption and increase of upper atmosphere air transport pollution through non-’sustainable’ long-haul tourist flights?
...has such expansive BIG ambitions that it is caught up in a never-ending escalating cycle of ‘Fun Ding’, maintenance and debt and therefore is forced by its chosen economic framework to suck in further major tranches of National Lottery and Objective 1 funding to the detriment of other smaller scale, proportionate and worthy projects across Cornwall, thereby further over-extending its dependence on long haul visitors?
...has exploited the architectural designs of Buckminster Fuller and abused the principles of E Schumacher, author of ‘Small is Beautiful’, to produce an outcome whose aesthetic is debatable and which is very BIG and not at all small?
...was built by the BIG construction company McALPINE, responsible for constructing the Winchester by-pass, cutting through Twyford Down and its rich archaeological and environmental designated special sites of national interest who now, lo and behold, appear to have worked with the self-styled ‘eden’ theme park as a key turner to secure the Goss Moor contract ?
...has most resulted in BIG inflation of local residential house values beyond local wage earner reach and loss of local primary residential housing to property speculators hoping to make a killing from BIG project orientated seasonal holiday letting (124,000 Google entries) and more again to those who do not live in now ‘cool’ Kernow/Cornwall but have no moral compunction about misappropriating and misusing primary residential housing for occasional holidays rather than using the abundant dedicated holiday facilities?
...is regularly used by other BIG, grandiose and un'sustainable' project planners such as AMPERSAND (outrageous destructive and doomed folly at Carlyon Bay), JONATHAN BALL (ridiculous Fun Ding chasing G.A.W.(P!) proposed ‘Weather’ theme park near Bude) and the DUCHY of CORNWALL (un’sustainable’ urbanisation and over development of green field outskirts of Newquay) as a P.R. prop for their own promotion and self-interested spin?
...has the BIG arrogance and misjudgement to describe itself as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’?
...has proposed the building of high density eco-shack terrace estates with their extensive flood creating hard standing, infrastructure and environment overloading threat as a fanciful solution to the housing crisis in Cornwall rather than, more practically and morally, advocating ecological and renewable energy upgrading of the existing primary housing heritage and returning all the primary housing un’sustainably’ misappropriated and misused for occasional holidays by non-residents with more money than social conscience to year round occupation by Cornwall’s dispossessed and disrupted communities and their children?
...is neither green nor sustainable?
...should, if it is to attempt to reflect ecological principles at all and its fundamentally synthetic character allows, shut down as an attention seeking, deceitful, dishonest and damaging consumption driven theme park and try to become a serious scientific, academic environmentally ‘sustainable’ research and education institute under the wing of the University of Cornwall?
You should have scored 20/20 and clarity of vision may be returning! If you have, your BIG prize is a little enlightenment, a little less bamboozlement and a little BIGGER insight into how the BIG abuse of language can lure the innocent, trusting and best intentioned into endorsing and supporting the environmentally unsound BIG schemes of the voracious, star-struck and over-ambitious. If any questions were a little tricky the answers are all below.
Answer to all questions:
The Bodelva Pit Plastic Prison for Plants (Local name)
The ‘Eden’ Project
(Misleading Commercially Driven Brand Name)
Sorry to pop those bubbles with a pin,
But the ice (cap?) is wearing thin,
And it’s not being helped,
By Tim Smit spin!
Yes, it looks like the self-anointed ‘eden’ theme park (B4P) has brought globalization and its worst effects to the very door of Kernow/Cornwall!
As Mr. Smit has said, the equilibrium of our relationship with the earth requires us to consider "how we might best live lightly upon it".
Very strange then that, since completing the successful and sensitive restoration of Heligan Gardens, Mr. Smit should now become an extreme urbaniser of open spaces as seen not only in B4P but also in his participation as a member of the Board of the Prince’s Trust Business Division, in the Trust’s recent extraordinary and unusual intervention(p8) in support of the regressive BIG footprint Ampersand plan for Carlyon Bay(Interestingly, the Duchy of Cornwall has foreshore business dealings with Ampersand-needed to come up with the beach ‘recharging’ idiocy on which the ill-conceived sea defences depend.). Even under the sea it continues, with Mr. Smit supporting the indulgent and unduly-demanding off-target artificial surfing reef notion for Tolcarne Beach, Newquay - against the wishes of the town’s fishermen and gig rowers. Perhaps someone will find the cure for BIG Projectitus one day?
Picture a perfect Beach – Is it like this? Picture a ‘biblical’ Eden – Is it like this
monastic butterflies, trapped lizards and tropical birds, plants lined up like soldiers, trees 1,000s of miles from home,1,000s of cars in lines and rows…………. ‘eden’?
Picture a perfect wave….
A notional dialogue some time in the future:
Q: Tim, what does the term ‘Green Tourism’ mean to you?
T: I suppose I would have to say that, in its finest form, it would most likely be an observant potter around the garden, or a pootle down to the park, or some time spent in my nearest regenerated and beautified town.
And finally!( link to www.chrissiewildwood.com )
Easy Key Links Reference
(In order of appearance)
Kernow/CornwallExtract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales
The Big House Company - House Party, Weddings and corporate venue somerset
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | UK arms sales to Africa reach £1 billion mark
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Arms firm's £60m slush fund
Yahoo! - Insider Trades - HAMPEL, SIR RONALD
BBC News | UK | Polluters in 'hall of shame'
Friends of the Earth: Press Release: ICI AGM TOLD: "PHOO - YOUR RECORD STINKS!"
Rolls-Royce: About Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce plc: Information From Answers.com
MAGAZINE - JUNE 2002 - UK PLC's Top Weapons Companies
Hypocrisy charge dogs Blair rescue plan for Africa - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
Corporate Watch : BAE Systems : Corporate Crimes
ECONOMICS - The Arms Trade, Debt & Development
Domestic Policy news : Grade promises a more transparent BBC (!)
Cornwall, Great Britain, Cornish Stannary Parliament, Cornish government, Cornish politics, culture, constitution, Cornish history books
Senedh Kernow - Initial Declaration
Planning (Development Control) Committee Agenda 22nd June 2005
Gover Valley: Home Page
Mebyon Kernow : Our Policies : A Historic Celtic Nation
EO DAAC Study: Outer Limits
British Interactive Group - Newsletter Spring 1998 - Lottery Projects
buckminster fuller geodesic - Google Image Search
Schumacher UK - Promoting Human Scale Sustainable Development
Sir R McALPINE v - Google Search
ecologist - protest - twyford down - new labour
Twyford Down - Google Image Search
BBC - Southampton - Features - Spiritual Places - Twyford Down
road alert! :: Campaign against road building and airport expansion
Carlyon Bay Beach
eden project ltd v trust - Google Search
Kernow Stannary Parliament
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | MPs question royal accountants
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | MPs tell Prince of Wales: Open up
1,000 Wonders of the World-‘eden’ in a haystack!
Environment Agency - Flood
cornwall empty second 'homes' homelessness - Google Search
CUC - Combined Universities in Cornwall, England, UK
The Gordon Poole Entertainment Agency
The Beach at Carlyon Bay Real Pictures
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Treasury curbs prince's accounting 'fiddle'
newquay fishermen reef - Google Search
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