The world should care about all countries when the environment is involved. The consequences on the world is great. About 20 years ago, part of the rain forest was cut down, this caused an increase in global warmer. Many specials on TV have discussed the OZONE, global warming, and pollution. On Earth, we use photosynthesis to breathe. If we do not have enough plant life, we will die. The plants can live in the environment without us, but we can not live without the plants.
The deforestation in Zimbabwe means reduced plant life, reduced natural resources, and at the National Parks reduced jobs. Exploiting the natural resources has also been reported as environmental problem in Zimbabwe. The series about environmental consequences of human conflict is important, it brings attention to the civil wars of other countries, like Mozambique and the genocide in Rwanda. These issues may require International Governmental Aid, tax dollars!
All I ever learned in science class 101 tells me that the ecosystem is balanced. The human conflict can cause premature death of animals and plant life that disturbs this balance.
In conclusion, the civil war in Mozambique, the deforestation in Zimbabwe, and the human catastrophe in Rwanda may require global financial assistance and research to look at the effects on the global environment.
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Update on Situation in Rwanda July 20, 2008
Original Article Written February 25, 2008
Catholic Relief Services has a Display at The Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral Downtown Los Angeles, California –Peacebuilding In Rwanda– and
Orphans of the Rwanda genocide: Portraits of Survival and Hope-Featured Photographs by- Jerry Berndt
This article helped bring these issues to the forefront. I now know why it is a Second Place Pulitzer Citizen Journalism Award Winner. (Contest # 1 March 2008)
Update: December 3, 2008
The World Leaders involved in Genocide are now going through United Nations Trails (News Radio)!!!!!
Update January 24, 2009
In Zimbabwe there is a cholera epidemic, this illness killed nearly 2,800 people.
Update Feburary 3, 2009
In Harare, Zimbabwe the capital Morgan Tsvangirai signed a power sharing agreement as Prime Minister with President Robert Mugabe’s. The population of Zimbabwe is described as famished, sick and impoverished.
In the past Mugabe’s Security beat, abducted and tortured Tsvangirai and thousands of his supporters.
Update April 11, 2009
The Rwandan genocide began on April 6, 1994 and more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in about 100 days by Hutu militias. Per the Los Angeles times President OBama marked the 15th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide Tuesday saying the victims “had their own story, their own family and their won dreams.”
Update June 14, 2009
The National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World A Guide to Cultures (2007) states the Zimbabwe & Mozambique’s population is 10 million and are made up primarily of Shona People. They speak Korekore, Ndau, and Karanga. The Shona live mostly in villages and the traditional religion is Vadzimu or Ancestor Spirits.
Rwanda’s population is 18 million and in 2004, as a result of the past genocide, Rwanda passed new legislation that forbids political parties from making any reference to ethnic, religious, regional, or clan differences in their names or operations.
Rwanda is known for some of the worst violence o the 20th century, following independence in 1962, two countries emerging that had been Rwanda- Urundi or Belgian East Africa. During this violence Hutu seized power. The people of Rwanda are made up od Hutu, Tutsi, & Twa
UPDATE Feburary 3, 2012 (from: http://angelsdospeak.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/new-country-with-the-same-old-problem-chinas-deforestation-on-angels-do-speak/)”New Country With the Same Old Problem: China’s Deforestation on Angels Do Speak!®”
On Feburary 25, 2008 TMSC International® Management & Leadership published an article, “Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda-Civil War, Deforestation, and Genocide”.The article was first published by The Pulitzer Center through Helium.com Where Knowldege Rules, this article states:
On Earth, we use photosynthesis to breathe. If we do not have enough plant life, we will die. The plants can live in the environment without us, but we can not live without the plants. The deforestation in Zimbabwe means reduced plant life, reduced natural resources, and at the National Parks reduced jobs.
Craig Simons writes, “As China Grows Rich, Rainforests Fall” on January 2, 2012:
“…logs…rising demands has come at a steep environmental cost…China’s shoppers have taken up the slack driving unsustainable logging and leading to the rapid loss of some of the world’s last stands of pristine rainforests”.
Again, “The plants can live in the environment without us, but we can not live without plants.”
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