Department of Agriculture’s Central Action Center (DACAC) has reported
that El Niño-induced drought has caused the loss of more than 144,000
tons of corn and 56,000 tons of rice across 14 affected provinces.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered water conservation measures as well
as infrastructure improvements, while the Department of Agriculture is
setting aside an aid package of US$19.1 million to assist farmers.
due to low water levels of some hydroelectric dams, power shortages are
also a concern. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to all in the
Philippines affected by these extreme conditions.
We pray for
sustaining rains and a restored climate through humanity’s soon
adoption of eco-friendly and compassionate lifestyles. As on many
occasions, in a September 2009 climate change videoconference in Peru,
Supreme Master Ching Hai reminded of the most effective way to return
even dangerous conditions
as these to balance.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Some
countries and communities have to cope with worsened drought
situations. There is not enough water to raise crops or even to drink.
So how can we handle the mass migration of tens of millions of people
all at once due to desertification, the rising sea levels or the
permanent loss of crop fields? http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100219-254002/Isabela-farms-worst-hit-of-14-provinces http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/244192/save-water-gma-orders http://www.tribune.net.ph/nation/20100219nat1.html http://www.silobreaker.com/northwest-farmers-feel-the-drought-5_2263241930831822884
The smartest way would be to
stop the worsening of global warming by being vegan. It sounds very
simple but it is the best solution, the most effective and the effect
of it will be felt almost immediately.
The warming atmosphere,
water shortage, food scarcity, desertification - we can quickly
eliminate by stopping meat production. Stop it now, no further!