Saturday, May 5, 2007

Global Warming - Time to wake up

Came across this article about global warming today. Some excerpts:

if the world continues to burn fossil fuels along current lines, then the dangerous emissions would rise by 90 per cent by 2030.

Countering the argument of the developing countries, like India and China, that reducing emissions would hit their economies, the report says that at worst, the global GDP would be blunted by about 3 per cent by 2030 if it undertakes these emission cuts.

What this article tells us is nothing new. We all know about global warming and how dangerous it is. The point is are we really serious about it. Should it only be a topic of discussion among environmentalists, a topic of contention during world economic forum meets or should this topic become a part of our daily lives?

We are aware of the pitfalls of using fossil fuels (coal and oil), but what do we do to reduce their consumption? The answer is - Nothing. It is high time we start doing our bit towards this. There are small things which if each one of us do, can collectively make a big difference. Some of the things that we can do are:

Reduce the usage of automobiles. Make use of public transport as much as possible.
Do not waste paper.
Do not waste water.
Do not waste electricity.

These are very basic things that each of us can do. Collectively these could have a big impact on our environment.

Lets make this world a better place for ourselves and for our future generations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey checked it out, not bad, but maybe its me but felt i was reading debate material ;)well then, i know not much of blogs....
Well ur rite we do need save the natural resources. Why not start at the office & especially with the photocopier? To me it seems a task. And then water well where i live water is more expensive than petrol!!!
But on a serious note this yr we felt GW in my current part of the world the climate is changing!! So are we too late? or can we still do some damage control? And more importantly is the damage control of any use? Or shuld we just continue living the way do & not give a damn abt our futher generations? Who knows we might blow urslefs up before GW washes us away..huh?

ps - but i guess we culd plant one tree & contribute. And lets choose a green shady tree (& if its furit tree even better i guess, free food too ;) )