Why Cell Phones Kill Gorillas
At Burning Man, under the man there were a couple preachy signs. Here’s my favorite.
Sorry it’s hard to read. I lost my digital camera at the Albertsons in El Cerrito on my way to Burning Man so all I had was my emergency film camera.
I thought it was ludicrous at the time but it got me thinking a lot.
The problem is: cell phones need a metal called tantalum to make their tiny capacitors, the largest supplies of tantalum are in the Democratic Republic of The Congo which is a fairly lawless place and gorillas and miners are treated poorly there.
Read it for yourself.