Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Rainy Season
October 24, 2007

It’s rainy season now. For the past 3 days, it rained almost non-stop and weather is forecasted to stay that way the whole week.

It is hard to get out of bed. I wish I could’ve just stayed tucked in comfortably longer. Sigh! 😐 Actually, it rained a lot than usual this year; I could not even tell any dry seasons.

Do you notice the sky? It is shrouded with clouds. I guess it’s due to the global warming effects too. The temperatures are cooler. Heh!heh! I’m now less susceptible to cold showers I take every morning. I was recalled to the time I took a cold shower at Laban Rata. Mannn!!! Felt dead freezing! Burrr!!!

The good news is that our surroundings look cleaner and a report in last weekend’s newspaper informed that our rivers are relatively cleaner too. Also, the showers enable me to wash my car more frequently… not during thunderstorms of course. He! He! 😉

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Ice Cap-less
October 9, 2007

I was immensely bugged after reading an article last week regarding global warming. It’s not that I don’t know about it; people like me who wrap myself up within a kind of believable safe world, notices perils at lurking corners but choose to avoid looking at it headlong. So when I really took time to face the issue, the slap stung!

For the 1st time in a few million years, it is possible for ships to cross the Arctic Ocean without any obstruction of ice. The ice cap, the white topping on top of earth head is fast melting; 1/3 had melted and will possibly disappear in relatively no time (what much is there in 1 year nowadays!). Click here and here for 2 of many articles I read recently.

Here’re satellite views I obtained from the articles/web…

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2007

Notice the northwest sea passage opening up rapidly? Scary, huh?!

Leaving the issue to be totally sorted out by bickering politicos and big shot brutes is too optimistic to my liking. So, what little contribution you can offer to help our ailing earth, just do! Personally, I appreciate it, really. That 1 individual effort counts until humankind as a collective finally is smart enough to work together.