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However, sometimes, the gain is revealed higher than reason. Neglect in the preparation of certain communities, so they not sterilized soil, is shown higher than the survival instinct. The water is running out La Tribuna da Imprensa, the veteran Helio Fernandes, published the conclusion of a study released by the independent Worldwatch Institute, headquartered in the United States: the Arctic ice lost an area equivalent to the Netherlands every year, about 34,300 square kilometers. () As the permanent ice also functions as a mirror, reflecting solar heat and keeping the relatively cold ground temperature, is feared that current melt multiply the devastating effects of global warming of the atmosphere. But before the catastrophe the melted ice is already causing problems in the cities that depend on it for their drinking water supply.

Lima, in Peru, is a dramatic example. Each of its ten million inhabitants has only three cubic meters of water from the Quelccaya glacier, when ten years ago, there were extracted 30 cubic meters. Consequence of the ivernadero effect? Some say yes; others, even today, than not. The truth is that you it’s the result of the folly of people who do not see nor an inch in front of your nose, as satirized in a version of the popular melody of Noel Rosa (1910-1937) poet Pedrinho Bevilacqua, some who think they know, but they don’t know. Reflection of goodwill * never as now became as indispensable to unite the efforts of environmentalists and their detractors, as workers, entrepreneurs, staff from the mass media, of trade unionists, politicians, the military, lawyers, scientists, religious, skeptics, atheists, also of the philosophers, of sociologists, anthropologists, artists, athletes, teachers, doctors, students, housewives, of Heads family, barbers, taxi drivers, sweepers and other segments of society in the fight against hunger and for the preservation of life on the planet. The subject became dramatic and its prospects, tragic. For the same reasons, urge the strengthening of an ecumenism that overcome barriers, appeases hatred, promote the exchange of experiences that stimulate global creativity, corroborating the value of socio-humanitarian cooperation partnerships, as for example in cooperatives popular in those women with great performance, highlighting the fact that are frontally contrary to waste.

There is much to be learned with each other. A different Guide, equipement, the violence is, of brutality, wars, which invaded homes throughout the world. In short: everytime we shoot the arrogance and prejudice there provided that absorb what is just and good in all components of this wide Noah’s Ark, which is today’s globalized world. * Excerpt from article eight The Millennium development goals, of the authorship of Paiva Netto, published in the magazine globalization of fraternal love. Edited in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and esperanto, the message was aimed by the leader of the Legion of good will at the 2007 meeting of the High-Level Segment, of the Economic Council and Social of the United Nations (Ecosoc) in which the LBV has general consultative status. The meeting was held at the Palais des Nations, headquarters of the UN in Geneva (Switzerland).

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