Gobal Warming and Climate Change

by Meissa
(Indonesia)

Indonesia is one of the sub-tropical countries in the world, therefore we have two kinds of seasons, wet and dry seasons. Normally, during from October to March is supposed to be rainy here but this cool and cold weather only stand for lasts a moment.


It’s all about global climate, I guess. Actually, since 2002 we have already got seen the effects of the climate change. Flooding was happening everywhere, the worst one and will be continually happenes every five years.

The effects are felt by many people and have cost us a great deal. Employers in a big city liked Jakarta had to spend more hours to get to their office, there were even many offices that closed since the height of the water reached almost a meter or more in the street and sometimes coming into their offices.

I even had to stay at home since there was no public transportation which could drive through the water. People who lived nearby the rivers suddenly became refuges; they have lost their homes, property or perhaps family members.

Student couldn't be able to attend school and the rate of disease was raised since it was difficult to get healthy food and clean water. The farmers didn’t know what to do as their rice fields were inundated.

The economy was paralyzed. What a bad situation. Should it be happen time and time again? Do we realize that our environment is not balanced anymore? Well, I don’t know what to say, I am just an ordinary people person who sometimes don’t realize that what I do likely give some bad impacts to our earth negatively.

I have seen two times a movie “the inconvenient truth” by Al Gore, twice. In that movie, he told us how bad our earth is and showed us how the future would be because of global climate change. He traveled around the world just to give people information and knowledge about our environment and in return hopes that people will become more concerned more to save about saving the earth. Well, what should I do then to save my earth, even something small?

On Saturday, 28 March 2009, the world will have an event called Vote for Earth Hour. We are told to turn off the lights for 60 (sixty) minutes from 20.30 pm until 21.30 pm. If, we are a citizen of Jakarta turning off our lights for sixty minutes a day that will give us some of the following benefits; reducing the cost for electricity to 200 million rupiahs, reducing the CO2 emissions by around 284 tons of CO2, saving more than 284 of trees, and generating clean air for more than 568 people.

Imagine, if people all over the world doing did the same thing on that day, what a big contribution would be made for our earth. Hopefully, I will would be part of it and so what about you my friends?

I always remember what my teacher told me to do, in order to start the good things in my life, everything has to be started from 3 (three) simple ways, first, starting from our selves, second, starting from the small things and third, starting from now.


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Apr 05, 2009
Appreciation
by: Shanz

Hi,

I appreciate your efforts, I will do my best to make the difference from my end.

All the best!
Shanz

Apr 01, 2009
Indonesia...
by: Harry

Indonesia...beautiful country...

Regards from sunny Jakarta

Harry :)

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