Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ecuador Avatar, and other interesting reads

A few reads I would like to share...

Meet the Shuar tribe of Ecuador, the closest thing here on Earth to what we all saw in "Avatar".  Of course, here on Earth, we turn a blind eye in order to make a quick buck.

Fleeing persecution, the Lykov family fled to the Siberian wild in 1936, whereupon they were isolated from human contact for the next forty years.

No, the minimum wage does not significantly affect unemployment rates.

Why does oil cost about $100 a barrel?  Because the marginal cost of producing one extra barrel of oil averages just about that amount for the major producers.  Get over it.

American carbon emissions are falling, but despite the claims, fracked natural gas is not the primary reason - the slow economy, followed by increasing use of renewables, have had larger impacts.