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This documentary, in the form of a satellite map, covers the unintended consequences of pragmatic ecological engineering worldwide that had perverse results. Situations where we spent a great deal of money and talent to solve a problem that created other problems we spent even more money on to solve because we had not thought out the risk assessment properly. These twenty examples include biosphere, fracking, and flood control systems, and where we decide to live despite the risks of living there. They all started out as good well-intended ideas until they weren’t.


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Keyhole Markup Language (Google Earth KML)

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George Stiller, MyReadingMapped™

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