"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
I think I might be the only jeeper that listens to reggae...
When I'm driving around in my TJ without the top and what not, I have to keep the music up so I can hear it over the road noise, but when I pull up to a stop light the person next to me can normally here it. When I pull up to a stop light with Pato Banton or steel pulse or what have you playing, I get some weird looks, haha. I'm very white, have very short hair (2 n'a 3), always clean shaven, wearing 'nice' clothes, or sometimes even in uniform, so I guess I can understand I don't really fit the 'reggae demographic'. Haha.
Anyways... currently listening to Roller skates by Steel Pulse.