Mjedisi Sot 151 – Issue 151

Mjedisi Sot 151

Fragile foundations

November 2016 | Print | Periodical

The rescue of our planet, drawing people out of poverty, economic growth ... are the same thing and the same battle. We need to connect the points between climate changes, lack of water an energy, global health, food security and women empowerment.

Solution to one problem must be solution for all of it. Ban Ki-moon.

The challenges that individuals, families and societies are facing today are more complex than ever before. Developments with which they cope and the interest for development are equally large.
The amount of information and the speed of its production has never been before like today's levels. However, this has not necessarily made people more alert and more attentive to the fragility of life.

In the global plain also at a closer one of a special family wherever in the world, the instinct to manage the complexity of life is significantly reduced.

If in the past a family would build its home on the hills, nowadays families build closer to the water flow. If in the past a family produced food and saved it and rationed according to their needs, now it depends from the food industry thousand kilometers away. If a family would be heated with firewood or with a simple equipment, now it expects the energy that is produced by a huge industry.

It’s real that people forget! This is the way that life goes on. People get used to normal even if the disaster have happened a few years ago. The first interest is economic, far away from this, is the social one and the last one is the environmental one. But, while the people are constantly challenging the nature, the nature is sending more and more signals to us. While the people increase the skepticism in front of the significantly change, the nature is grabbing the property and unfortunately even the life.

IGJEUM bulletin of November 8, 2016, went red warning extraordinary rains, floods, landslide and snow. The whole country witnessed the consequences of rapid and major effects of rainfall.
Flooded land, houses, drinking water systems, connective roads, power, damage to embankments and lace works and unfortunately the loss of human life.

The fragility of life was clearly seen within a span of hours. The system was caught by surprise and our style of living was challenged even one more time near Vjosa and Buna, near Mati, near Lana near Ishmi, near Tirana ....

Is this sufficient enough to show us that we are living in fragile systems? Is this sufficient to take seriously into consideration the information and knowledge on climate changes? Is it yet the time to reconsider our primary interests? 

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