It turns out that what I said in the easement post wasn't exactly accurate. Our deed restrictions may be dated 2001, but from historical photography, it appears that the actual bulldozing of this place began some time in the year 2000.
The fact that I chose Earth Day to post this is a coincidence, but at the same time, it's worth making a few associative observations. Yesterday, SciGuy posted a piece titled "Humans have changed the planet. How much? See inside." In it, he presented "before and after" style aerial photos that were published by NASA (unfortunately, no animations like Centerpointethemovie).
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I think I mentioned back in 2011 that the finest environmental-type documentary I've seen in my entire life is "The Unforeseen".
|"The Unforeseen" uses, as its haunting motif, an animation showing subdivision streets snaking across and consuming previously-undeveloped land, which is the same thing you'll see in Centerpointethemovie below.|
In sum, this is a documentary that will leave you reeling no matter which side of the argument you find yourself on. There are no easy answers to the balancing of environmental preservation and land development, and "The Unforeseen" makes that clear, in spades. Centerpointethe movie is only 23 seconds long, so after you get done watching it, you might want to check out "The Unforeseen" trailer here.
Happy Earth Day.