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Gaia decides intervening in humanitarian failure

(1 June 2021)

A group of fishermen in Yemen came across a sperm whale carcass floating in the Gulf of Aden.
The rare treasure they discovered in its belly has lifted them out of poverty.

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world. I had interviewed some refugees from there and heard stories that made me feel lucky for myself and guilty as an earth citizen. This news struck me for it took a bit of that guilt, seeing that Gaia is taking care of some sailors there. I visualise a tribe of whales carrying oysters full of diamonds to the shores of Yemen, finally replacing the prolonged failed humanitarian assistance.

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