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Tune in to see footage of dying Pastoruri Glacier and to hear correspondent Anne Thompson talk with experts on how Peru is struggling to adapt to a world without glaciers, Dose Of Flagyl india, a scenario that may be realized within the next quarter century.
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There are no burros for hire at Pastoruri because the glacier is officially off-limits to tourists and nearly everyone else, except for glaciologists and the lone film crew or two, Flagyl After Leep Procedure. The glacier has receded so dramatically over the last 25 years, it's on a death watch. Glaciologists like Marco Zapata (below) won't say exactly when Pastoruri will bite the dust, 250mg Flagyl After Leep Procedure, but the glacier's demise is around the corner.
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And it reminded me of things to come, not just in Peru but in the rest of the world. Flagyl After Leep Procedure, Once the ice is gone from most of the world's tropical glaciers, the communities around them will have to change as well. Without ice, Flagyl After Leep Procedure japan, without water, who will want to visit a black mountain. Who will want to live there.
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The van driver that we're hiring tells me that hundreds of puya raimondi are in bloom now. This is the rare bromeliad found only in the Andes and known as the "living fossil."
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But, rather confusingly, I kept reading conflicting information on how often this rare plant booms. A sign in the park said every "40 to 100 years." Some naturalists' sites say every 25 years, or every 10 or every 4 or 5. So what is it. Every 4 years or every 100. If you've got a link to an authoritative website or paper (not something written by a tourism company), please leave it below.
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A nonprofit called World Vision Finland is behind the Tree charity effort, as its Facebook page explains:
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In a bulletin issued August 4, 2009, the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) issued a general statement about the cold deaths in Puno, noting the low temperatures, the rise in pneumonia cases and the deaths of "113" children (a number much lower than that cited by other news sources in early August). After low-balling the number of deaths, the bulletin explained that the PRC "has been assisting the affected people with medicines, blankets and food items, 150mg What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat. Additionally, the PRC has launched a nationwide campaign to collect donations for the emergency response."
Strange. During June and July I didn't hear or read a word about this "nationwide" PRC campaign, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat. There was plenty of news about efforts by Civil Defense (which gave out 60 tons of clothing and blankets by August) and Caritas (which distributed 1,200 tons of food, clothing and medicine by early August), but the Peruvian Red Cross. Must have been a very low-key affair. Hmmmm.
Stranger yet, 30mg What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, the bulletin goes on to state, in bold-face type:
The Peruvian Red Cross has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this moment. What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, Since this is a recurrent emergency and the National Society was prepared and included in its preventive measures the successful implementation of an awareness campaign, no DREF funds will be requested.
Let me explain how the IRCRC works. The IRCRC is an international organization that has sister organizations or "societies" in countries throughout the world. When a natural disaster or humanitarian emergency hits a country, that nation can call on the IRCRC to provide food, clothing, medicine, medical equipment, emergency housing and field hospitals, 20mg What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, plus qualified disaster workers (doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers), to the affected zone. According to the IRCRC's website, DREF funds are typically released within 24 hours (yes, that quickly).
There's only one catch and it isn't a catch really: The only way the IRCRC can give emergency aid to a country is if that country requests it, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat. No matter how huge or catastrophic an emergency, 40mg What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, the IRCRC cannot step in unless the country's own Red Cross or Red Crescent society asks the IRCRC to do so. Even if people are dying, like they are in Puno and Juliaca.
This is what has happened this year with the cold deaths in the Andes. The Peruvian Red Cross has issued a bulletin saying, Don't send medical workers, don't set up field hospitals. People die every year from the cold in the puna, so it's not emergency. What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, Let us, the PRC, handle it our own way. We have our own little disaster-preparedness program, which kicks in months after the cold spell starts, and we think that's good enough for the people who live way up there, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat us.
In other words, let the people of the Andes die.
I would love to report that the Peru Red Cross has done a fantastic job of bringing medical aid to the people of the puna, all on its own, but I can't. The PRC did nothing in May, June and July, when an early cold wave began weakening tens of thousands of people in the highlands and triggered hundreds of deaths.
Strangely, after issuing its August 4 "Don't Help Us" bulletin, the Peru Red Cross got busy banging its own drum, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat. A news item appeared in the August 10 issue of Peruvian Times trumpeting the PRC's relief efforts, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat overseas, claiming that "as part of its “Together against the Cold” Campaign, the Peruvian Red Cross [had] shipped more than 50 tons of warm clothing, blankets and medicine to 11,290 families throughout Peru’s southern Altiplano, including Cuzco, Puno, Apurimac and Huancavelica."
However, a quick check with the official web site of the American Red Cross reveals that (U.S.) American Red Cross workers were instrumental in getting the aid to the affected regions. The news item does not specify whose funding, that of the PRC or ARC or both, underwrote the relief effort, which was less than that given by Civil Defense and Caritas, What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat canada.
Note that no teams of doctors or nurses were brought to the highlands. No field hospitals were set up. By this point, early August, more than 77,000 people in Puno alone had been treated for pneumonia in grossly understaffed hospitals. What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, The time had passed for blankets and sweaters. People needed nebulizers and the constant medical care that pneumonia and pneumonia-like diseases require.
So, why didn't the PRC jump on the problem months ago. What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat india, Ongoing politics, it seems.
A spokesperson for the PRC blamed the Peruvian government for the deaths, which the PRC refuses to classify as an "emergency" because they happen each year and are therefore preventable:
“Government authorities deal with low temperatures as a risk or a possibility, and not as part of a sustained policy of the State to adopt permanent prevention throughout the year to avoid more deaths,” Susana Silva, [PRC] Deputy Health Ombudswoman, said in an official statement.
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It's a deadly game that benefits no one in Peru, 50mg What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, least of all the hundreds of campesinos dying in the highlands. All over the world, countries suffering from drought, earthquakes, deadly epidemics, floods -- these countries receive billions of dollars' worth of prompt emergency aid and disaster-preparedness aid because their Red Cross or Red Crescent society knew that its job is to supplement its own funds by asking for IRCRC help ASAP.
What the hell is wrong with the Peru Red Cross. What Does Erythromycin Antibiotic Treat, And why do Peruvians permit the small-minded people who run this Lima-based "aid society" to continue to do an abysmal job and to deny Peruvians the international aid that the vulnerable nation deserves.
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p.s. Check out the Cruz Roja Peru's lame web site. Half of the "buttons" on the front page are dead; they don't link to a live page. The society boasts of 130 years of aid in Peru (huh?). Nowhere will you find a section on transparency, as you should on a reputable nonprofit org's page. No record of incoming donations or dispensing of aid (in contrast, Caritas and Civil Defense provided daily and weekly accounting of relief efforts to communities in the highland for June, July and August).
These two kids live near Upis in southern Peru, where children are dying of extreme cold brought on by climate change. More deaths are predicted for August, 1000mg Buy Tetracycline Canada, typically the coldest month of the year in the high Andes (photo c. 20mg Buy Tetracycline Canada, Barbara Drake 2008)
Peru is finally acknowledging that the humanitarian crisis caused by extreme cold in the Andes isn't going away; the problem is getting worse.
A state of emergency declared by the Peruvian government in July has been extended two additional months in 21 Andean regions, reported Isabel Guerra yesterday in Living in Peru:
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The extension is intended to allow more time for the help sent by the different Peruvian Ministries to arrive to the most affected areas.
The regions (called “departments” in Peru) currently declared in state of emergency are: Amazonas, Ancash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Tacna y Ucayali.
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Virginia-based charity Operation Blessings established first-aid posts in four districts of Puno and brought in donated nebulizers, oxygen tanks and other equipment to treat 6,000 people for acute respiratory infections and other illnesses in July.
The effort lasted only one week, sadly. Time for other emergency aid groups to get on board and get doctors and equipment up to the highlands now.
August is the coldest month in the Andes. Every day that goes by without immediate intervention means more dead children.
I met this boy last September in Pucarumi, an impoverished area where children are currently dying of extreme cold. His parents scrape out a living harvesting potatoes and herding llamas. (photo c, How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder. Barbara Drake 2008)
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A Child Dies in Puno Hospital, YouTube video (Warning: This heartbreaking video graphically shows the child suffering from lack of medical care in the hospital, as well as the father's anguished response at identifying his baby's dead body. In the hospital, the child is obviously dying of pneumonia, and the nurses don't even put an oxygen mask on him.)
Some viewers left comments on YouTube accusing the journalists who filmed the segment of exploiting the child's death to promote ratings, but another viewer, speaking on behalf of journalists, 150mg How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder, defended the video:
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I was very interested in this exchange because I've found that blogging about humanitarian issues in Peru often puts me in a similar situation. Readers frequently expect me to respond as an activist and do something about a problem, or look to me for authoritative advice on how to help. I'm often overwhelmed by these requests, since the problems (hunger, lead poisoning, loss of glaciers, genocide) are immense and Peru's institutions are typically unable to coordinate even a rudimentary relief effort to stem this or that crisis, How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder. Whatever help I've been able to offer victims has been immediate and local -- handing out food to families, paying for a friend in the Andes to visit a doctor, etc. Significantly, 100mg How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder, readers never expect me to intervene in problems that I report on for U.S. newspapers.
While Peru's mainstream media provides some coverage on what is happening in the Andes, it's fallen to writers in the blogosphere to analyze what caused the crisis and why it's accelerating. How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder, Some of the key points that Peruvian bloggers are bringing up, notes Arellano:
The health crisis in the Andes is compounded by deliberate mismanagement of aid to the affected regions. (See Bobstarz's post in Caviar de Cianuro -- Cyanide Caviar -- on the black-market sale of UN rice intended for the people of Puno);
Donations of clothing, food and medicine are only a "patch, How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder paypal, " observes Francisco Canaza of Apuntes Peruanos."The real problem is the neglect of the state to those remote areas." (I agree wholeheartedly.) Canaza also notes that living in the highlands requires the body to burn higher amounts of calories and that lack of adequate nutrition is at the root of many Andean people's vulnerability to cold snaps. (Likewise, I concur.);
Some effects of globalization are making people in the puna more vulnerable to hunger and climate shifts, notes columnist Rafo Leon. Traditional wool clothing is being replaced by cheap synthetics, and new houses are being built of modern materials that are not as warm as traditional adobe. (I'm not sure I agree that these substitutions are at the root of the problem, but they may intensify its effects.)
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Check out Arellano's post, which includes my photograph of two girls from Pucarumi (used with my permission). As I said in "Two Sisters from Pucarumi, Dead from Andean Cold Spell?" I cannot think back to my September '08 trip to the Ausangate region without wondering about the lovely children I met and photographed there. How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder coupon, At least six children have died in the towns of Upis, Pacchanta and Pucarumias a result of the cold, my trekking guide tells me, and I suspect more have perished as well. How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder, I imagine their smiling, cold-chapped faces and think about the thin sweaters they wore, the rubber-tire sandals on their feet, and my heart aches.
On my trip to Pucarumi in September, we handed out rice, noodles and fruit wherever we went. My Quechua-language translator gave away her sweater to a 13-year-old boy whom I knew from 2006, How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder uk, when El Fotografo and I first visited Qoyllur Rit'i. (The boy's father was one of our arrieros.) The boy crept up to our campsite one morning and confessed that he and his mother were starving, so we loaded up three bags of food and carried them to his mother's house an hour's walk away. The mother received the food gratefully, then it emerged that she was suffering from intolerable lower-back pain, so by the end of all this, How Do I Take Tetracycline Powder japan, we were arranging to bring her to a doctor in Cusco.
These are the things I think of when I read the news reports on deaths in the highlands -- the humble, hard-working people who live at such a remove from the "civilized" world and who can be helped at not that much cost, if only there are some of us willing to climb the mountain paths and meet them halfway.
Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson gives two good reasons why loss of Peru's glaciers is "alarming"; July 7 Adapting to a World without Glaciers, Lima (photo by Jorge Vera 2009)
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LIMA, PERU: Peru’s Minister of the Environment Antonio Brack Egg told international glacier experts and other climate specialists last week that Peru cannot be expected to avert the country’s pending water shortage on its own and that regional and local administrations must bear responsibility.
Peruvian Minster of the Environment Antonio Brack Egg at Adapting to a World without Glaciers conference, July 7, 2009, Lima Peru (photo Jorge Vera 2009)
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“Unfortunately, with this world (financial) crisis and the recent loss of Peru’s exports by 12 percent, we have to put our feet on the ground,” Brack said. “We must agree and prioritize….The theme of climate change is very complex.”
Qolqepunku Glacier in the Cordillera Vilcanota range has lost 60 percent of its area in 3 years, Colchicine And Hydrocodone australia. Experts predict most of Peru's glaciers will be gone by 2040, putting 30 million Peruvians at risk of extreme water shortages. (photo Jorge Vera 2009)
Most of Peru’s glaciers will be gone between 2030 and 2040, experts say. Loss of glacier melt-water threatens Peru’s 30 million inhabitants with catastrophic water shortages and loss of life-sustaining crops
The 12 main recommendations made by conference leaders include determining how much water Peru consumes and has left (both unknown quantities); involving all stakeholders in decision-making about water use; educating local people about climate change; conserving biodiversity; paying indigenous communities for preserving rainforest; and recovering traditional knowledge about coping with rapid climate shifts. Colchicine And Hydrocodone, The group’s recommendation to inventory all of Peru’s 2,000 glaciers and to estimate their mass, not just their surface area, struck a raw nerve with the Minister of the Environment:
“It costs US$40 per hectare a day to monitor these sites via satellite,” he said, apparently misinformed. “There are limitations to what we can do.”
Audience members pointed out that this information is freely available from European entities that help monitor Peru’s glaciers. Colchicine And Hydrocodone ebay,
Ignoring these comments, Brack turned to Marco Zapata, head of the glaciology unit at Peru’s Natural Resources Institute (INRENA), a government agency. “How long has there been a glaciology unit in Peru?” he challenged the Peruvian glaciologist.
“Seventy years,” said Zapata.
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A similar combative tone was sounded on the first day of the conference, July 7, at a press conference with Zapata, Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson and Eduardo Durand, the Ministry’s head of climate change affairs, Colchicine And Hydrocodone.
Discussing the rapid retreat of Peru’s glaciers, which supply about 80 percent of the country’s water for drinking, agriculture and power generation, Durand insisted that the situation was “not cause for alarm.”
“Yes, we must be on the alert, Colchicine And Hydrocodone mexico, but it is not an alarm situation,” said Durand. “It is time to act.”
"Not an alarm situation!" Eduardo Durand, Colchicine And Hydrocodone india, head of climate change, Peru Ministry of the Environment (photo c. Jorge Vera 2009)
“I think we should be alarmed,” disagreed Thompson. “As a glaciologist watching how fast these glaciers are responding to climate change and having worked for 35 years on Quelccaya ice cap – the situation is very alarming.”
Thompson noted the discrepancy between Peru’s promises to protect the environment and its decision to permit the construction of the TransOceanic Highway, 20mg Colchicine And Hydrocodone, a 3,400-mile-long road through virgin Amazon rainforest that will link the coasts of Brazil and Peru.
“You know what will happen if it succeeds,” he said, referring to environmental impacts such as deforestation, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity.
There is a disconnect between “what I see happening here (in Peru) and the discussion, Colchicine And Hydrocodone usa,” Thompson said. “That disturbs me.”.
Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication, El Fotografo took this shot during the drive to Huaraz last week. Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication canada, It's of the Callejón de Huaylas ("Alley of Huaylas"), a valley in the Ancash Region in the north-central highlands of Peru, Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication overseas. Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication coupon, Glaciers all along the mountains there are melting due to rapid climate change.
Mt. Caullaraju; photo c, Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication. Jorge Vera 2009
Shooting with a Hasselblad enabled EF to capture the rich colors that briefly lit up the landscape as the sun went down. I believe that's the Santa River winding along the bottom of the frame; I'm waiting for mountain geographer / photographer Alton Byers to confirm via email. Alton is putting together a repeat-photography exhibit on the mountains of this region and as he says, 100mg Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication, 1000mg Zithromax And Nissan Fundiplication, "there's probably no better case for cliamte change than the Cordillera Blanca." Click here to read a World Wildlife Fund interview with Alton.
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