OT: Two videos – Dubai’s palm islands and GM’s new image
From the wired article “Time-Lapse Videos of Massive Change on Earth“:
Urbanization of Dubai
Nothing says environmental exploitation like building your own palm tree-shaped archipelago. Dubai, of the United Arab Emirates, has dredged sand from the sea floor to build hundreds of artificial islands along its coast, hoping to attract wealthy tourists. Many projects have been put on hold since the global credit crunch hit the region.
And just 2 days after filing for chapter 11, the GM reinvention commercial: