Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The Day After Tomorrow Soon?
On the Sunday (14 Jan) "The Day after Tomorrow" was featured on TV, it ironically reminded me of the bizarre weather we were experiencing recently.
Singapore experienced one of its worst floods since 1978. 366mm of rain fell over a 24-hour period, which was the third highest recorded in 75 years. Several days of torrential rains even caused surging waters to emerge from MacRitchie Reservoir, destroying much nursery products along Thomson Road. There were at least 3 landslides, with trees collasping on roads and houses, halting traffic along the expressway, even leaving some homeless.
Since midnight on Thursday (11 Jan) till 6pm Friday (12 Jan), 239 mm of rain fell in the northern part of Singapore – the highest amount so far. To think that the monthly average for January is 241 millimetres, there is way too much rain, which was predicted to last one more week.
It sure did, the rain came and went till Monday morning. And just yesterday, news reported collapsing of a road, which caused a terrible jam on one of the expressways. It felt like "The Day After Tomorrow" on a smaller scale. The Earth is having more extreme weather due to global warming.
After seeing "The Day After Tomorrow", I watched another environmental film on DVD – "An Inconvenient Truth". The damage we had done to this planet is beyond belief. It's such an urgent message that I had the sudden urge to do something to save the Earth - yet I cannot save the planet singlehandedly. WE need to help it together.
More stunning than the devastation is that many do not do much even though they are aware of the issues. A lot more just simply choose not believe it or think there is nothing they can do. Are we really sitting ducks, waiting for "The Day After Tomorrow" to come?
I am at a loss of words in describing the impact that Global Warming has to anyone. The truth may be inconvenient for many people, but our survival depends on our appropriate response to this truth.
Please do not procastinate anymore, please go to ClimateCrisis.net to learn how you can help. The Earth is dying. Will you not save it? If not for you, for your children?