I blog about environmental and social justice issues because I am very concerned about the health of the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Dawa Steven Sherpa Explains Why Dealing With Climate Change Is Important


You have to help us because it is a problem you have brought to us. When you have a quarter of humanity who are going to face a serious shortage of water, then that is not just about climate change and environment,  that is a humanitarian crisis .  That's also security.   When 1.3 billion people see, because of the actions of the west historically  they are being disenfranchised,  then there is going to be a lot of hostility towards them in the future.
Dawa Steven Sherpa explains that climate change is visible in Nepal right now in the video at the above link.  He does not mention that some  of the 1.3 billion people who depend upon glacial melt water from the Himalayas live in countries that possess nuclear weapons. China, India, Pakistan ...... Do you really think the leaders of those countries will watch their populations die of starvation without doing something?   Do you thin I'm being overdramatic? No water in the rivers equals no crop growth equals anger ....

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