Did67 wrote:For my part, I raised the question of serious ignorance of the environment that is the Sahara. People live there. According to an extremely extensive system of "collection" of low biomass by ruminants (goats, camels) ... But a system. I saw in this project a new form of colonialism [whether in the name of ecology or religion, expropriating a population of one of its resources is never defensible]. We must be able to find this on econology.
And so, socio-politically, it was, for me, a reverie of engineers cons, I say engineers cons in the sense that they do not see further than the end of their technological passion [if you want, it 's is in the same vein as the idiots who thought of solving hunger in Africa with tractors and combines! I made, in 1980, near Djenné (Mali), the photo of a cadaver of Ferguson - these legendary gray tractors of the years 70 - silted at the exit of the city, monument of the bullshit of the "obtuse scientists" - from my point of view].
Yes, but I do not even want to talk about that, nor the geopolitical risks that have unfortunately been revealed since.
It was just technically and economically stupid. Just a way for German sponsors (industrialists, bankers quoted by Remundo) to deploy German technologies and capital in these countries.
Desertec, to feed North Africa, or even a part of sub-Saharan Africa, can make sense someday. To feed Munich or Dusseldorf, none, it was just a vague pretext ..