Tuesday, February 26, 2013

黃金與鑽石

趁黃金價高漲, 想要湊一腳做點小投資?
準備結婚的打算買金首飾當嫁妝?
買鑽石以表你們的愛情天長地久?

但是啊, 這些礦物是從哪裡、如何採取呢?

照片取自網絡

土裡的黃金, 由一種叫cyanide的化學物提取的。製造一枚金戒指平均產出20噸的廢料, 包括cyanide、 鉛、水銀等致命的有毒物質。土地、水源、採礦人, 都逃不過被污染的命運。黃金開採中, 首飾占的75%。那枚金戒指危害了無數人的建康、居所、環境, 甚至下一代, 購買前請三思。No Dirty Gold 發起一項黃金法則Golden Rules以減低這些傷害, 零售商必須向顧客保證他們的黃金生產是絕對關注人權, 勞工和環境。

爭議礦石之一的鑽石, 六年前同名電影-Blood Diamond講述的正是鑽石尤其在非洲國家如何被開取和販賣。恐怖份子和叛軍為了資金和軍事供應, 婦女被強暴、男人與小孩在惡劣環境下被強迫採礦、小孩被迫拿槍加入爭戰 。Global Witness的成立以防止自然資源的衝突和腐敗,連帶環境和侵犯人權行為。你們的愛情需要用這樣一顆鑽石來證明至死不渝嗎?

第一次用中文寫這類的, 如資料,語法,用詞不當請多指教。

3 comments:

  1. 所以才寫關於這塊的, 我相信多少會有人重新思考這些問題。至少讀過這篇的人, 這樣我的目的也達到啦~

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  2. An interesting article that resonates with your point.
    "The next time you look at a diamond, consider this. Nearly every American marriage begins with a diamond because a bunch of rich white men in the 1940s convinced everyone that its size determines your self worth. They created this convention - that unless a man purchases (an intrinsically useless) diamond, his life is a failure."
    http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/45768546804/diamonds-are-bullshit

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