Global supertanker ofreció avión antes que donación de Lucy Ana Avilés
17 February 2017
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Chile — Un "potente" mensaje envió la filántropa Lucy Ana Avilés a las
autoridades, luego de que se diera a conocer que en medio de los incendios
forestales que afectaron al centro y sur del país, el gobierno habría
considerado que el valor de arriendo del Supertanker era "bastante alto" como
para decidir contratarlo. Y en respuesta la chilena radicada en Estados Unidos,
quien costeó la operación del Supertanker 747-400 con una donación, planteó en
su cuenta de Facebook: "Repugnante saber cuánto pagamos a los políticos para que
gobiernen por todo un país esperando que tomen buenas decisiones". "No quisieron
contratar al Supertanker antes que nosotros lo lleváramos a Chile, muy caro!",
En la jornada del jueves, el ministro del Interior, Mario Fernández, reconoció que "hubo una oferta de carácter comercial para que el SuperTanker fuera arrendado".
Lucy Ana añadió, además, que "cómo le respondemos a las familias de nuestros once compatriotas muertos combatiendo el fuego?"
De acuerdo a El Mercurio, la información fue enviada a personeros nacionales por el representante de la empresa, Dieter Linneberg, a través de un correo con el texto "Disponible avión super tanque incendios forestales". Qué valor tiene eso?
La propuesta de la empresa planteaba un arriendo por 30 días y un costo diario de 331 mil 200 dólares, con un gasto total de nueve millones 936 mil dólares (seis mil millones de pesos), exigiendo que Chile proveyera el combustible y agua o agentes retardantes. Cuántos negocios destruídos? Más de 600 mil hectáreas bajos cenizas?
Finalmente, concluyó su publicación resaltando que no le "interesa politizar como muchos dicen, esto eshacer una reflexión de varias negligencias e incompetencias".
English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator.
Global supertanker offered plane before donation of Lucy Ana Avilés
A "powerful" message sent the philanthropist Lucy Ana Avilés to the authorities, after it was announced that amid the forest fires that affected the center and south of the country, the government would have considered that the lease value of the Supertanker was "High enough" to decide to hire him. And in response, the Chilean-based Chilean who financed the operation of the Supertanker 747-400 with a donation, said in his Facebook account: "It's disgusting to know how much we pay politicians to govern by a whole country waiting for them to make good decisions ". "They did not want to hire the Supertanker before we took him to Chile, very expensive!" He wrote.
On Thursday, Interior Minister Mario Fernández acknowledged that "there was a commercial offer for the SuperTanker to be leased."
Lucy Ana also added that "how do we respond to the families of our eleven compatriots killed fighting the fire?"
According to El Mercurio, the information was sent to national representatives by the representative of the company, Dieter Linneberg, through an e-mail with the text "Available airplane super tank forest fires". What value does that have?
The company's proposal included a 30-day lease and a daily cost of $ 331,200, with a total expenditure of $ 9.36 billion (six billion pesos), requiring Chile to provide fuel and water or retarding agents . How many businesses destroyed? More than 600 thousand hectares low ash?
Finally, he concluded his publication highlighting that he "is not interested in politicizing as many say, this is a reflection of various negligence and incompetence."
In total, they are willing to pay US$643.5 million (RM2.8 billion) a year — large enough to make a “substantive impact on the problem” if used for land conservation and restoration, the researchers state in a paper published in February’s issue of the journal, Environmental Research Letters.
The paper’s authors, Yuan Lin, Lahiru Wijedasa and Dr Ryan Chisholm, wrote: “Our results indicate that Singaporeans experience sufficiently negative impacts of air pollution (in) their day-to-day life, or personal health during haze periods, that they are willing to trade off personal financial gain for improvements in air quality.”
Transboundary haze is a long-standing problem in the South-east Asian region, largely caused by the drainage of carbon-rich peatland as well as companies and farmers in Indonesia using fire to clear land.
Singapore experienced its worst haze episode in 2015 from September to November, with the Pollutant Standards Index hitting hazardous levels.
Since then, Indonesia has renewed efforts to prevent fires, although a state of emergency was declared last month in Riau province over forest and land fires.
The economic impact of haze pollution here has been estimated using cost-benefit analysis before, but the researchers said that the figures could be an under-estimate because they exclude impacts — such as non-hospitalisable health effects — that are difficult to infer from economic data.
The 2015 haze episode was estimated to have cost Singapore S$700 million (RM2.19 billion) in losses.
The NUS researchers surveyed 390 people in public areas from November 2015 to February 2016 on their willingness to pay, should the Singapore Government be able to guarantee good air quality year-round.
The participants, from various age and income groups, were given options ranging from 0.05 per cent to 5 per cent of their annual income, after they indicated if they were willing to support such a haze mitigation fund.
The average person’s willingness to pay was an estimated 0.97 per cent of his/her annual income.
However, about three in 10 respondents were unwilling to pay even the minimum option of 0.05 per cent of their annual income.
Wijedasa said that one of the solutions proposed for the haze problem is payments for ecosystem services.
“This could take the form of richer nations aiding better land management and restoration by making regular payments.
“Indonesia has estimated that it needs US$2.1 billion to help restore two million hectares of peatland in (the country). They have currently only received US$50 million from Norway and US$17 million from the United States.
"Could this shortfall be filled by Singapore (and other countries in the region)?”
Tan Yi Han, who is not involved in the study and is co-founder of non-governmental organisation People’s Movement to Stop Haze, said that the findings are helpful and “should motivate the Singapore Government to spend on measures to prevent haze, such as a subsidy on certified sustainable palm oil, as well as aid to support peat restoration and protection efforts in Indonesia”.
His organisation’s survey last year found that more than nine in 10 respondents were willing to pay more for certified sustainable products to help mitigate the haze, Tan said.
Most were willing to pay 5 to 10 per cent more.
Consumers game to chip in to avoid any haze include Steven Lim, who is in his 40s and self-employed. How much he is willing to contribute would depend on the amount needed to make an impact.
“Maybe S$10? Multiplied by many individuals, it would be a lot,” Lim said, preferring that the money goes to the Indonesian government.- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/singaporeans-willing-to-fork-out-1pc-of-income-to-ensure-no-more-haze#sthash.CRhWHQHj.dpuf