Why we need to help Mt. Pinatubo Aetas do Organic Farming cum Rainforestation

Three Advent Calls to help our Aeta friends sustain the organic farming and rainforestation in Mt. Pinatubo now.

Please consider the following and read more from the web sources.
“Scientists know that increasing SO2 in the air deflects sunlight, which cools down the earth; when Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines exploded in 1992, for instance, the SO2 sent into the atmosphere created a brief global cooling spell.”

“When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, the amount of sulfuric ash it sent into the stratosphere cooled global ground temperatures by 1°F for the next two years. To be fair, it hadn’t erupted for six centuries, so there was some catching up to do. A year before the eruption, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck about 60 miles northeast of Pinatubo, causing landslides and an increase in steam emissions from one of the volcano’s geothermal areas, ultimately setting the stage for the 1991 explosion. While the eruption resulted in more than 700 deaths, many scientists predicted the explosion, thus saving the lives of an estimated 5,000. Still, the eruption produced one of the most dramatic environmental scenes ever witnessed. With ash that rose 22 miles into the sky, it is considered the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.”

“Convert agriculture from chemical fertilizer to organic fertilizer derived from biodigestion of the biomass waste stream. That’s a way to cancel huge amounts of methane (due to fertilizer and manure runoff acting to decompose cellulose in wetlands) and nitrous oxide from chemical fertilizer and manure. Not to mention that biogas from the process of making organic fertilizer can help to backup distributed generation and storage smart grids.” The AETAS with Education for Life (ELF) and the Dept of Agriculture (DA) have a FOOD Security project in Zambales, especially in Botolan. We are assisting them in developing  biodiversity in their ancestral domain in Mt. Pinatubo and provide enough organic food for the indigenous communities so they will live above the poverty line. Their work is  beneficial to all of us, locally,nationally and globally. For every peso/dollar we give to the project, it saves the Earth from heating up.

1.Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1931993,00.html#ixzz1fdeXpBBJ

2.http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2014572_2014574_2014585,00.html #ixzz1fdfqRHdw


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