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4,000 native-island people in the Pacific--the Lapita Navigators--are at risk of death due to rapid rising sea levels. They need to be relocated to higher undeveloped land as soon as possible to save their lives and to preserve their nature-based culture.
The Atolls (a group of undeveloped islands that are part of the Federated States of Micronesia) provide a natural home to approx. 4,000 people dealing with the current imposition of rising sea levels. Salt water is infiltrating the land rendering it difficult to grow food, and spoiling their drinking water.
According to current National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sea level trend reports, the water has risen at least five inches in the past 5 years.
Tragic and ironic, these people do not create carbon emissions, nor do they do anything contributing to global warming or the ice melt.
They live as a self-sustaining community closely aligned to the Earth and nature, without electricity or the ability to communicate immediately with anyone outside their islands. (No cell phones, computers, or Internet connectivity.)
Saving these human beings and preserving their culture is a moral obligation, and may lead to information and research that could help our modern world by serving as an example of a natural, peaceful and sustainable community.
Dear President Obama, Secretary General Ki-Moon, and Mr. & Mrs. Gates,
Please save the Lapita Navigators- 4,000 native-island people located in the Federated States of Micronesia in the Pacific who are suffering and risk death and cultural extinction due to rising sea levels. Please assign a team to visit the Atolls (islands) where they live and create a proactive evacuation plan and execute relocation efforts to save their lives and preserve their culture.
The Lapita Navigators live as a self-sustaining community closely aligned to the Earth and nature. They do not have running water, electricity or the ability to communicate immediately with us. By saving their lives and preserving this natural and sustainable culture these people may help the rest of the world by serving as an example of a peaceful and sustainable community.
According to current National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sea level trend reports, the sea level has risen at least five inches in the past 5 years. Currently salt water is infiltrating their land rendering it difficult to grow food and spoiling their drinking water. Micronesia does not have funds, equipment or resources to orchestrate a relocation effort. Yap, a larger and developed island of Micronesia, has offered to provide land to the Navigators.
Please act quickly to create a relocation plan to save these people and preserve their culture. It would be a travesty for them to die, and it is unnecessary for them to continue to struggle with agriculture and water safety issues.