SOS for a fire in a cloud forest

Martha
Posted May 31, 2015 from Colombia
A burning cloud forest in Medellín colombia

It is amazing how careless is my state about this. They talk about global warming and forget about local warming. IT IS BECAUSE of that my dears. It is because you are so busy with burocracy, papers and other that people is paying the high impact of it. I can not go to my city anymore. I wish I could translate my writings to you woman and people all over the world in this worldpulse which gives me hope. But I can not. I do not have the real time to do it. As I am doing. What about you do it? Check my site http://marthallano.wix.com/marthallano in blog

A close mist forest, to the one I protected since 20 years ago, got burned by a fire ballon, the ones people here still throw to tha air ignoring or even knowing the impact this can made. No one care. I did. I almost died last sunday without water and food as I had an accident while working with some scientifics trying to measure the damage. We know 23 ha. got lost as we could not get into this high mountain quick enough...

I want you to check the damage athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLPpR5Iypp8

In that mountain are building a tunnel we do not want. The huge company who is making this tunnel, even did not allow the fireman to enter with the car to try to reach the fire....This tunnel is costing us million of dollars. What a casualty!!! ¿How much wii they take from us?The government of my state is doing it even with out people willing that development. We still have people without water in our state. Nor even potable. so why make a tunnel, ¿Why he is not listening us?

I started a petition I am willing you to help me to sign. Our mayor has to give us explanations. His people is too busy with administrative paper the do not see what is going on in pur city. He claims Medellín to be the most innovative city in the world and he is allowing to destroy our forest.....

https://secure.avaaz.org/es/petition/Alcalde_de_Medellin_Anibal_Gaviria_...

SOS for our trees, our forest. They are connect it.

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Alyssa Rust
Jun 03, 2015
Jun 03, 2015

Dear Martha,

Thank you for sharing. It is devastating to see the damage that this fire has caused that the government is turning a blind eye to it. I hope that through World Pulse and your drive that answers will be given and that fires such as this can be avoided. People need be educated about their actions and how doing something like the fire balloons can cause so much environmental damage. Thanks again for sharing.

Sincerely, Alyssa 

Jared John
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 19, 2015

How devestating, Martha! The pictures are very saddening. I signed your petition. I appreciate your efforts to preserve the cloud forests, they are such a wonderful gift of nature.

What do you mean by "I wish I could translate my writings to you woman and people all over the world in this worldpulse which gives me hope. But I can not. I do not have the real time to do it." ? Is it only about not having enough time? Have you every used an online translator such as: https://translate.google.com/ ? It is very good at translating simple sentences, or can at least act as a guide to make the process faster for you.