Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Assateague Island Seashore

Assateague Island Seashore
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Today is Blog Action Day - and so we're deviating from our usual programmed message to talk a little about the environment. Or are we? The fact of the matter is that the environment affects all of us - and perhaps especially so when we live in Singapore.

Recent studies have shown that the polar ice caps are melting far faster than previously thought and this means that the water levels will be rising faster and higher than anticipated. Global warming is also far more serious than what the scientists had previously predicted. It may not just be an 88 cm level water rise. This has repercussions for all of us, including our community cats. Thanks to Simian for the links on global warming.

We don't even need to look very far - in Singapore this year, there has been more rain than I can remember in a long time. In the US, I was able to walk around in t-shirts till last week, which I have been told is very unusual for this time of year.

So what can we do? Be aware of our environmental footprint. Try to use less plastic bags, change your light bulbs so they use less energy (Ikea has some good alternatives), recycle. We do this because we want to be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes like the seashore above for years to come - and because we would like to go on living with our community cats in peace.



Anonymous imp said...

hear hear.

the weather's changing and we can't ignore it.

17/10/07 12:23 AM  
Anonymous xmen said...

Assateague Island Seashore is considered beautiful for a S'porean.
The sky meets the sea. The horizon.
One feels good for this kind of scene.
Natural therapy.

We don't have this here in S'pore and the humid weather, this is why we re more narrow minded.
hee hee...

17/10/07 1:00 PM  

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