Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"An Inconvenient Truth"

Wanted to blog about this VCD tt i've watched last wk... but my com kept stopping me from finishing it... now i make sure i finish it, cause it's an awareness i must spread.

"An Inconvenient Truth", is a docu-movie, main lead/presenter is Al Gore (once compete with Bush for Presidency). He shows a very detail and very scarry presentation about Global Warming. It happened long time back, and is getting worse... and it WILL get worst if we don't do anything about it. Just in case you don't know wat is Global Warming, here's some info from http://www.stopglobalwarming.org "

More carbon dioxide is now in the atmosphere than has been in the past 650,000 years. This carbon stays in the atmosphere, acts like a warm blanket, and holds in the heat — hence the name ‘global warming.’ "


Don't worry, it doesn't tell us to stop breathing out.... these carbon dioxide is cause maining by burning, burning of coal to get electricity, forest fires, car exhaust etc etc.

Lets state some things tt Global Warming has done to us, done to the world:
  1. First, as the world is getting warmer, ice in Antartica starts to melt,as well as Greenland. someone ever told u tt even if all the ice in the world melts, the water level will not rise? It's half true, those ice tt's already floating on the sea melts, wun affect the water level, but thats sea-based ice, there's land based ice, those 700 feet high, acts like a land. Try putting, an ice floating on ur cup fill with water and try putting another cup fill the ice down to the bottom and fill the water, then let it melt, see the difference. Conclusion is, ice will melt when the world is getting warmer, and tt will increase water level and slowly 'eats' up the land we live in.
  2. Another interesting fact is tt mosquito and rodents are spreading higher, cause they can get to higher ground as temp rises.
  3. SARS, bird flu and many other outbreaks, is due to climate change, eco-system change, due to Global Warming.
  4. Polar bears are dying, as they can't find an ice thick enough for them to rest on as they travel/hunt for food..
What we can do...
Not much actually... what we can do it drive lesser, on lesser electric appliances, burn less stuff... What we really can do is urge the govenment to promote Global Warming awareness, nation wide. Bring in or research on using other energy like sun or wind to replace fuel/coal. Watched Discovery Channel "Addicted to Oil", some countries are deeply into Solar energy vehicles and homes and wind energy, to generate electricity~

There are more info in the VCD, you can borrow it from me, if interested, or buy a copy from the shops.

Good Luck... Men

11 comments:

alson said...

lend me. i be first!

XQ said...

ok~!
Will bring it next time we meet.

chup said...

Al Gore's personal hse electrie bill is 50 time of general american household..

think abt it..

XQ said...

how u know?
so he's jus pulling votes la...
anyway the vcd includes his fight of the precidency and childhood and all tt... v fishy
maybe he wants ppl o vote for him the next time, and promise his nation tt his 1st priority is to stop Global Warming tt kinda stuff...

alson said...

never mind al gore has wat up his sleeve. we all noe global warming is very real. tats wat its all abt at the end of the day. frankly, we can do out part, in everyday life. example australia, they are banning plastic carriers in the world 2009 i tink. tats one big move for a country to make. un biodegradeable plastic carriers harm the environment with their usage and their disposal(burning), so i suggest frens, lets minimise/recycle if not prevent the use of them. every little effort from any one in this world makes a difference. i am no environmentalist, but, let us all try, cos a first step, is better then none.

XQ said...

Alson is rite. I've already cut down alot on Plastic bags already, like buying groceries from my block, i dun usually take plastics bags. I dun usually give plastic bags to customers too, unless they ask for it. We(Singapore)should ban non-biodegradable plastics too~! I know scientist has come up with a biodegradable kinda plastic to replace the traditional one. But still in R&D, i hope they can promote it to the nations asap.
After watching the VCD and knowing the situation, i'm more aware of saving electricity too.

shuangyuren said...

u noe global warming is so serious tat bears r nt hibernating

XQ said...

oh no...
everyone pls do a part to save our only planet... we may be the last of mankind if we dun do something. And it might happen in OUR lifetime.

limpei said...

why the 失忆 post cannot do comment de!

XQ said...

can.
Mus press secret code. Starts with 'W'

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