Monday, December 15, 2014
This qualifies as a dumb publicity stunt, and Greenpeace ought to be ashamed. The site where the ancients scratched lines in the earth to signify different plants and creatures, including a hummingbird is easily damaged. The Peruvian government has placed the Nazca site off-limits yet Greenpeace went in anyway and laid a huge sign on the ground that was visible even from space. Peru is now considering charges against the group, and that is the least of what Greenpeace deserves. It is ironic that an environmental group would be prosecuted for damaging the environment, but maybe the next time someone in the organization has a brilliant idea for raising awareness, someone will check with the government first.