Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the heat is on

You can feel really feel the heat. Sometimes you wonder if it had been this hot always. Even 5 or 10 years back. The sea is no better. It’s warming up. Just a slight increase in temperature would be catastrophic. The coral reefs would bleach and it would take ages to recover. Scientists are predicting an El Nino to hit us towards the end of 2009 or beginning of 2010.

On October 24th as part of the 350 movement people from all over the country are going to campaign and call out to reduce the carbon emission to 350ppm and less. In Maldives 350 post cards are going to be sent to all the leaders of the world. Demonstrations are going to take place and vehicles would be halted. 350 divers would stay underwater for 24 hours on that day of action. All of these activities and more in defiance of climate change.

On one of his speeches the environment minister of Maldives stated that no one in the Maldives would like to be climate refugees. They would rather perish in their homelands than be in some strange land. Or grow gills to survive underwater.

WE the citizens of the world can’t just sit back and watch the world changing for the worst. WE need to rise up. Staying put is one of the worst things you can do. Spreading information and making everyone aware is a good beginning. But to combat global warming and reduce climate change we need to do more. A lot more. Everyone must rise up against it. WE must push the policy makers to go for a cleaner and greener way on doing everything.


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