March 23, 2010 in Featured
By GLADY MAE TALAN
Forty years from now, two out of three polar bears existing today will disappear. Moreover, years from now the highest city in the Philippines, Baguio City will soon have an island view floating in a vast sea. “The city by the clouds” will soon be the only remaining city where you could still land your feet to see clouds. This is all going to happen because of us. We are now obviously experiencing the most destructive phenomenon ever seen in human history — global warming.
Aren’t you worried enough? For your loved ones? Think about it. It is never too late.
Global warming is a global phenomenon brought by green house effect which is related to the absorption of solar energy by the planet and its ultimate radiation by wave length infrared energy. Atmospheric water vapor and carbon dioxide trap infrared lights resulting in the increase of the planet’s surface temperature.
In many countries, people keep on cutting down millions of trees. At the same time, big factories all over the world are sending more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It is hard to believe but factories pour out billion of tons of carbon dioxide annually. One ton is equal to 200 pounds. What pollution!
On the other hand, carbon dioxide is used by plants and trees in the processing of food that in return gives us life. However, too much of it makes the atmosphere warmer. Heat that is supposed to pass through this barrier (the atmosphere) is unable to pass. Instead, it keeps on going back to earth, turning the world warmer. Global warming causes huge icebergs and ice caps to melt resulting to higher sea level.
Scientists predict that years from now, many islets and even island will disappear. We may think this is impossible in the Philippines but nature has already spoken when it washed out the whole barangay of Ginsaugon 3 years ago, when Ormoc, Leyte was covered in mudslides and when Little Kibungan, La Trinidad, Benguet eroded in a landslide just last year. Climate change is responsible for typhoons and super typhoons destroying many lives.
We take blame over those big factories, destroying nature until it withers. We took for granted protecting nature, we forget we too have a contribution to the destruction of this once beautiful God- given paradise. Mother nature is dying in our hands. We all contributed in the death, in the destruction of our world. We should start saving it to pay for all we did. Save mother earth, save yourself.
Planting trees can help. Recycling trash is a small move, but can help save energy and fuels. Mother Nature loves and gives us everything. It satisfies our needs with its bounties. Let us save our world from global warming.# nordis.net