Floods and collective myopia

Puente R. Floods and collective myopia

Journal Pagina siete, March 14, 2014, La Paz, Bolivia.

We have been punished as never by floods; many thousands of families affected , and hundreds of thousands of cattle that have been lost and are you can still lose. Experts agree that the combination of increased floods and droughts is one of the effects of the bad relationship between humans and nature, specifically of three interrelated factors that create an increasingly dangerous imbalance : poor management of arable land , bad water management and mismanagement of forests , which are degrading the environment. It should end the mentality that the planet is an object that humanity can handle your craving for profit , and begin to understand that it is a mother who has to protect and compensate the inevitable wear involved human life , avoid these human and economic tragedies keep repeating .

This year we have been punished as never by floods; many thousands of families affected , and hundreds of thousands of cattle that have been lost and are you can still lose. In this dramatic reality news focus , while the debate is about helping people and families affected in the disaster zone statement in the complaint that the aid reaches communities primarily considered related to government party . They are definitely , news and debates maximum gravity, which is not minimized , but no longer worrying silence on flooding from both the State as part of the agencies of civil society about a issue that should be paramount : how to prevent these human and economic tragedies keep repeating .

Experts agree that the combination of increased floods and droughts is one of the effects of the bad relationship between humans and nature, specifically of three interrelated factors that create an increasingly dangerous imbalance :
Bab management of arable land under pasture burning , to erosion caused by irrigation and rain on steep slopes , the deep plowing and increased use of fertilizers and poisonous pesticides , generally by agriculture and intensive livestock and the progressive environmental degradation .
Bad water management  wasted uselessly , or poisoned by minerals and chemicals, or repressed in inappropriate places , or prevented from infiltrating by the growing cemented and asphalted areas of arable land , or intended for industrial or hydroelectric inadequate processes.
Mismanagement of forests, intended only as a source of timber and systematically cleared, no previous studies of soil and the role they play in the environmental balance , and subjected to a steady decline in the area .
Well, it seems that all these woes began with the conquest of these lands by Europeans who did not know well its and only wanted to exploit ; therefore seems that preventive solution to the problems we now suffer would be found in a return to the pre-Columbian cultures that knew how to make a balanced management of soil, water and forests.

It should end the mentality of the planet is an object that humanity can handle your craving for profit , and begin to understand that it is a mother who has to protect and compensate the inevitable wear human involved life . Sadly at this point we do not see a single sign of ministries, governors and mayors are concerned to prevent future disasters , busy as they are at ease today problem, even as we see that rural indigenous organizations worry about ending this degradation environment that is running.

 

 

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Laboratorio de organismos acuáticos
Laboratorio de organismos acuáticos
6 years ago

Gracias por compartir la información.