Plant A Forrest
Published 07th December 2010 - 1 comments - 2042 views -
If intense weather conditions were to become more frequent...
... my hometown could be underwater! As the temperature gets warmer, the polar and glacial ice will melt, then the oceans will rise.
... i may never have the chance to see the Philippine flying lemur, the bamboo bat, the mouse deer, the "butanding" or whale shark and may never again glance upon the Philippine eagle or monkey-eating eagle. Many species could become extinct.
... with the economic consequences brought about by global warming, my Philippines will be poorer than it is today. malaria, cholera, dengue fever. Heat related illnesses and deaths could increase because of hotter weather and longer heat waves. And diseases cost money to treat!
... because we will have less suitable land to live on by then and fewer resources per person, conflicts over land, water, and food will make the situation even worse. Water is already a rare commodity, for god's sake!
... what will happen to agriculture!?! Heavy rains and floods will result in more and more crop destruction.
...warmer temperatures will mean more deadly heat waves in the summer months. I've heard about people losing loved ones due to heatstroke. And believe me, it's never easy to lose someone, forever.
Droughts, floods, torrential rainfall, wildfires... They will cause a lot of damage, they can even cost a life.
So while the scientists and the great minds are trying to find a permanent fix for global warming, let's buy them some time. Let's help plant a million hectares of forests.
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