lunes, 7 de febrero de 2011

Half-truths: Obama and Chavez together for the environment

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The visible disasters that will come and the alterations products which today suffers the world due to climate change, finally overcame the ideological barriers.
Obama consulted his advisers and they agreed in call to Chavez and asked him to join them and together save America. Chavez consulted his advisers and decided to accept, as long as Cuba blockade was lifted and give back Guantanamo and Fidel incorporation in the continental salvation equipment. To an overriding interest, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to requests proposals by the Bolivarian President and consequently the agreement was signed; it includes not more intervention in Latin American territory, and as a brothers set to work to defend what it will come.
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The first meeting to evaluate the environmental contingencies that could occur at any moment was held at Government House in the city of La Havana since Fidel was a little frail and preferred not to travel to Washington. For logistic facilities Obama took up residence in La Havana, for a whole week and by the way, take some rest and enjoy the famous Caribbean beaches. The world had welcomed that gesture.
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At that meeting, they discussed strategic issues to address climate changes, their impacts and measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in America. All of them were coincidence that the continent is suffering severe storms that have caused major impressive disasters. United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela, have been victims of step disproportionate rain storms and strong winds. Casualties, displaced thousands, destruction, flooding and heavy damage has been part of the consequences. America also agreed that if it was going to accept checks at specific times to lower emissions and would be ensure the use of clean technologies in a fair and responsible way.
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While all these discussions went on, the Clintons took the opportunity to be reunited in La Havana. It was like a second honeymoon. Hilary term to forgive Bill, and were happy hold hands walking along the beach of Varadero.
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As Chavez has to resolve some issues with U.S. investors who wanted to move their companies to Venezuela, Obama gave instructions that they were hosted at the White House itself, and that is why Chavez dispatched his business from the desk where Obama worked, when he stay in Washington. The international community was again very good way that Obama's gesture.
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Chávez, in those days also received the visit of Iranian President back in Washington, with the consent of President Obama, of course. Also they visited the Bolivarian president, up north, Evo, Correa and Ortega, and thanked him very much that Chavez gave tour of the various halls of the White House. They had always wanted to visit this historic building, but never were invited.
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About the effects of climate change, the conclusion is unanimous: So far, the Americas seemed to be less vulnerable compared to other world regions, such as some Pacific islands, Vietnam or Bangladesh. However, one of the main reasons that have led a change in estimates is the melting of ice at the poles due to the increase has been occurring in the range of the increase in sea level, alarming the climate change experts in South America and North America whose are more increasingly concerned about the potential and devastating consequences of this phenomenon, which according to latest estimates will be higher than previously thought. Hence, the sea level could rise a meter or more, although able to maintain low emissions of polluting gases in the world and exchange irreversibly the geography of coastal areas of America.
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Some areas of the Caribbean, Mexico and Ecuador are the areas considered in more risk as well as New York and parts of Florida, U.S.. For example, a one-meter rise would cause flooding in a coastal area of Guyana, where is situated the 70% of the population and 40% of the arable land. This would involve a massive reorganization of the U.S. economy. Experts have expressed their concern about the effect that it may have on flood-prone coasts of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Finally, a study of the world's coastal cities said that in most Caribbean states, 50% of the population lives within a radio in a distance of two kilometers from the coast. The population of this region will be directly affected by rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change. According to the World Bank, the islands of Bahamas, Guyana, Belize and Jamaica are the most exposed to be a risk if the oceans rise by one meter level. Still, this increase would trigger for some zones of Florida, particularly in the southern state. Also, the coastal plains around the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, would be vulnerable to a combination of rising sea level, sea storms and turbulence.
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Let us therefore give thanks to life, because finally, we got in America agree to save nature!
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Note: This article is framed in an editorial series, called "Half-truths." which aims to inform the readers curious the multiple environmental problems occurring in her world. Environmental realities and half realities of political events. An indomitable curiosity, my eternal gratitude.

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