Today is World Environment Day (WED). The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.
I do not blame you if the above statement about Copenhagen, climate change convention etc etc is a bit puzzling. Even veterans of climate change may find the whole climate change thingy bewildering. For beginners like me, we can read the beginners guide to Climate Change here.
For the impatient ones, basically us humans with our activities are contributing towards the warming up of the earth. If nothing is done to reduce this, the world will end up with more famines and catastrophes. We have seen how the climate has changed by the skewered monsoon and dry seasons worldwide. Whether we are among the believers or not in this theory of Climate Change, we can see the impacts. Are we willing to take a chance with the lives of our future generations? If not, let’s do something. The scientists have recommended a long list of things we can do.
But let’s make it simple, let’s do the little things... less burning, use less water, use less petrol, , use less energy, less electricity, less paper... walk more, cycle more... maybe we can help in our own little way. As our local saying says, sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukit ....... We can save our world...