sea levels caused by global warming are forcing the migration of the
Warao people, who reside in the delta of the Orinoco River. It is also
threatening the freshwater ecosystem of aquatic life there. The
indigenous Warao, or canoe people, number around 2５,000 and have lived
in the delta region for hundreds of years.
include creating hammocks, houses and canoes out of palms and trees. It
has often been noted that such cultures as the Warao are scarcely
responsible for the greenhouse gases that have been created by the
industrial world, yet they are often the most impacted. In this case,
climate change-induced rising sea levels are now threatening the way of
life of the Warao, as the encroaching ocean means they have to search
for drinking water and will likely have to move completely from the
water’s edge and the environment that has defined them as a culture. We
pray for the well-being of the Warao people and indigenous cultures
throughout the world.
May humans everywhere realize the
interconnectedness of all life to better protect one another and our
Earth another through sustainable lifestyle choices.
a December 2008 videoconference in California, USA, Supreme Master
Ching Hai spoke with sorrow over the strife of those whose livelihoods
are jeopardized by rising sea levels, while addressing the fastest
solution to such tolls of global warming.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
So many islands have sunk under water already. Many coastal cities’
land has been eroded. Two thousand more islands are sinking, and 18
islands–for what we have known, maybe more, but we don’t know—18 islands
including small nation islands already gone, disappeared under water,
sometimes 6 meters under water already, and another 40 are or are at
risk of sinking, or uninhabitable or begin to be uninhabitable because
they cannot cultivate anymore because the land became inundated with
salty water already. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/atlantic_rising/579802/atlantic_rising_sea_level_rise_threatens_the_orinoco_delta_in_venezuela.html
I WANT TO PLEAD WITH ALL THE PLANET PEOPLE. PLEASE STOP KILLING ANIMALS.
PLEASE HAVE COMPASSION.
PLEASE TURN TO VEGETARIAN DIET.
PLEASE BE VEGAN. THAT IS TO SAVE YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN.
SO, ORGANIC VEGAN DIET IS THE ANSWER.