All photos by the authorIt's not a question many of us will ever ask: "sorry mate, how many shells is that?" But in the Solomon Islands, shell money is real and it's a question that's asked daily. "How much tuna you can get for your shells depends on their colour and shape," explains Mary Bruno, a shop owner from Auki, a small provincial town on the island of Malaita, about a half-an-hour's flight from the Solomon capital.
About a month ago, I wrote an article about how nangs are unrecyclable. Some of you liked it, and some of you told me I was full of shit because your dad knows a bloke who recycles nangs, or something. But the fact remains that every year in Australia, some 10-15 tonnes of galvanised steel bulbs end up landfill, despite the fact they're made of fully recyclable steel.
Everybody's favourite outdoorsy grandpa, David Attenborough, has laid out a grim prediction for the Great Barrier Reef. In his latest documentary, Blue Planet II, which is to air in Australia early in 2018, Attenborough says the reef will be dead by 2100. Why? Well, you already know the answer-climate change. And it's not just an issue of rising ocean temperatures, but also increasingly acidic waters. "The cause of this?
@timothynormandi Hey I understand, but still I think we can do this in a way that won't get you in trouble.
What if I just ask you a few questions. If you want to answer you can, if you don't want to, that's fine too.
Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?
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Selecting a term
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