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CLIMATE CHANGE: Sea Level Rise Threatens Mekong Rice


Environment  (tags: world, habitat, habitatdestruction, agriculture, ecosystems, environment, destruction, climate-change, climate, globalwarming, green, protection )

Cal
- 833 days ago - ipsnews.net
With Vietnam's fertile Mekong delta threatened by rising sea levels and salt water ingress, the country's future as a major rice exporter depends critically on research underway in the Philippines



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Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 5:24 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 7:07 pm
A tragedy.
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 8:15 pm
Thanks, noted.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:05 am
"CLIMATE CHANGE? THERE'S NO SUCH THING!"

How long can denial continue? Until people are dying from starvation in every nation of the world?
 

Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 8:34 am
POSTED in:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252
 

Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 8:36 am

Salt water from the South China Sea now spreads 40 km into the delta,
unlike the 10 km inland reach of the sea 30 years ago.

(still someone denying Global Warming?? Note by Michela)
 

Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 8:39 am
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Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 8:40 am

Several Petitions about CLIMATE CHANGE available there
 

Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 8:43 am
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I'm really proud & sincerely honored!!
 

Max P. (6)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:05 am
"Salt water from the South China Sea now spreads 40 km into the delta,
unlike the 10 km inland reach of the sea 30 years ago.
(still someone denying Global Warming?? Note by Michela)"
Uh. Evidently you did not bother to read Cal's article. The reason the sea spread into the delta is because of dams the Chinese built upstream on the Mekong. This changed the flow of the fresh water down the river.
The article correctly points out that this mimicked a potential 1m sea level rise - a rise that has not happened - yet anyway.
 

leslie c. (18)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:14 am
Thanks Cal for the article. Noted.
 

Dave C. (213)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:15 am
this is real, but unfortunately, too many greedy selfish, lazy 1% types don't care until they are directly effected....but its here so the non-believers need to get up and believe and help.......not hopeful but its the only fair thing to do.....
 

Michela m. (3815)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:33 am
To Max P.
“Four dams built by China on the Mekong were the first to impact the delta’s rice farmers. But, the dams provided clues to the possible impact of Climate Change. World Bank studies rank Mekong delta communities among the most threatened by sea level rise in 87 developing countries surveyed. Warnings that 21% of Asia’s crops will be affected by Climate Change by 2050 are yet to push government leaders from the 190 countries who gathered at the annual United Nations Climate Change summit to include agriculture in the negotiations. "Climate Change is impacting farming systems and it is endangering crops"
 

Don Saunders (151)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:35 am
sad state of affairs ,an estimated 21 percent of aisias crops will be affected by climatic changes by 2050 ,, what happens then?
 

Ioannes J. (1)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:47 am
Melting of Antarctic Ice is one major factor where ice melts by size of three-five story building every years. Global Effect on Southeast Asia (Thailand rice patties, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia) and delta river rice farmers by high salinity in water.
 

Gary C. (5)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:51 am
Noted , Thankyou .....
 

Rose K. (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:56 am
noted
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 2:36 pm
So, it would take 4 years to have a rice that could tolerate the salinity. Okay, do we have 4 years or have we gone too far? I hope we have the 4 years.
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:59 pm
Sooner or later, the climate change deniers will have to face up to the overwhelming evidence... it's staring us in the face. Time to connect the dots.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 4:48 pm
Too bad we can't develop a strain that could live it's entire lifetime submerged in salt water. This could be used along the coasts after an oil spill to help purify the water. It wouldn't remove the tar balls, but it could help filter some of the toxins and residues. All grass plants have this ability. The only problem is, it can't survive sustained flooding. Oat grass straw is currently used after the fact, but the living plant would do a much better job.
 

Eternal Gardener (704)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 5:45 pm
Foodsecurity doesn't thrive on human stupidity/climate change...
 

Joan M. (1091)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 6:20 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Cal
 

Nirvana Jaganath (26)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:01 pm
Noted
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 11:12 pm
This is a consequence of melting ice due to global warming.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 11:18 pm
So sad to see such tragedy happening. When will they ever listen and pay attention about the climate change?.. It's happening everywhere, and they continue to ignore this life threating issue. They can only act as if they are blind and totally stupid, for only so long. May they come to their senses soon.
Thanks Cal
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 11:28 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Anneke Andries (248)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:05 am
noted it all!
 

Michela m. (3815)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 5:56 pm

Posted in “ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252&saved=1
 
 
Please Join and Invite friends to Join Group
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java and Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, CloudedLeopards, SunBears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Pet Trade, Corporate Control, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Global Warming!! Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here. Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday May 25, 2012, 12:54 pm
Noted and Thanx Cal :-0
 

Michela m. (3815)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 5:29 am

To THOSE who clearly STATE that WE CAN DO NOTHING about Climate Change:

Yes, WE are only one single DROP,

but ALL together: we are an OCEAN!!
ALL together we can make a difference!!

At this point, being still PASSIVE & PESSIMISTIC DOESN'T HELP HUMANITY, nor WILDLIFE, nor OUR CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!

WE NEED to REACT & ACT!!! NOT REMAIN still PASSIVE!!!!!! WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!

Being ACTIVE & not PASSIVE CAN STILL HELP US!!!!!!!!!!

MAKING GOVERNMENTS UNDERSTAND that WE ARE FED UP of the BIG CORPORATION CONTROL (i.e.= MONEY & GREED) that is taking ALL SPECIES & LIFE on EARTH in general, to ESTINGUISH!!!!!!

WE OWE THIS TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world
-Margaret Mead (Anthroplologist)
 

Kelly Rogers (302)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:29 pm
Signed petitions on the site
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:10 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal
 

Laurie H. (693)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:25 pm
Many Thanks Cal!! Also Thanks to Michela posted in:"Orangutans:Men Of The Forest."~~
 
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