Thursday, 3 October 2013

Kiribati Island : Global Warming

UBC DAY - 4

Kiribati


Seeing the picturesque beach with the clouds reflecting in the clear salty waters , the palm and coconut trees swaying to the sea-breeze and the pristine white sand makes one plan for a vacation. And if you have a cottage on this beach , life would be a 365 day-vacation. Am I right? WRONG.

This is Kiribati , a remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean, 2600 miles from New Zealand.

A 37 year old man and his wife , the original inhabitants of this atoll left for New Zealand , six years ago where their three children are born.His lawyer who specializes in human rights cases said that he would appeal to the country's Supreme Court , if the need arises as the Kiribati inhabitant is a refugee suffering from a climate change , a change which will in 30 to 60 years is likely to become uninhabitable because of rising 'king tides' , inundation and contamination of fresh water supplies. From 1998 the  'king tides' have been breaching the sea walls around his village and the UN panel of climate scientists predicted that the oceans could rise by 3.3 feet and if the predictions come true , the Kiribati would disappear under water.

The outcome of this case would be closely watched  all over the globe as the fate of many atolls and island inhabitants would be altered.

Climatic changes affecting the world due to ozone layer depletion , melting of the glaciers , rising waters and global warming could have a far-reaching effects on human population. The flora and fauna too will not be spared. We cannot dismiss with an excuse that we would be unaffected by the catastrophe but each one of us have to contribute , however minute , to the ongoing climatic crisis.


We can reduce global warming by 

Planting trees : plant more trees and save the existing green cover. The green canopy acts as the lungs of the earth. Trees , plants and mangroves are essential for mankind and earth.

Buy and consume locally grown fruits and vegetables : buying exotic food increases the carbon footprints. Urban farming is catching up. Lemons , tomatoes , coriander etc can be grown in pots or terraces of buildings.

The 3 R's : Reduce , reuse and recycle : reduce the use of plastic . Use bio-degradable items. Reuse the existing plastic , aluminium cans etc and recycle paper . The kitchen waste i.e. vegetable peels etc could be collected in compost pits and organic fertilizers made. 

Use public transport : Carpools and public transport are not only cost-effective but help reduce pollution. Even a thousand cars off the road on a single day makes a big difference.

Switch off electricity when not in use : Use less of heating and cooling appliances. Computer or T.V. set when not in use can be switched off. Every unit of power saved goes a long way in global warming.

Encourage others to conserve : School children , the future generation ,  should be taught valuable lessons and should be encouraged to implement them too. 

We have only  one Earth . Save our planet or perish.

                                        

Readers , I welcome your suggestions to make this planet a better place to live in. 


                                    For : Ultimate Blog Challenge - Day 4


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UBC DAY 1 - FRIENDS

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UBC DAY 3 - INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ELDERLY


17 comments:

  1. Beautiful and scenic place.

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      i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
      or
      call/whatsapp:+2349057261346

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  2. I think if everyone did their bit and best - would make a lot of difference.. the issue is with INDIFFERENCE!

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    1. You have hit the bull's eye , Nischala. its our indifference that is responsible.

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  3. wow! That's a beautiful place..
    and yes, global warming is not cool at all!! I wish people paid more attention.. :-/

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    1. Its not at all cool and the world is becoming hotter year by year.

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  4. Even small changes in our lifestyle can go a long way. I wish the points you have listed become a habit soon.

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    1. We have to make changes in our life-style fast before its too late.

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  5. Love this post for the fact that you once again choose to remind readers about the dangers of global warming

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    1. Each one of us has to do a little everyday to the monster of global warming.

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  6. This is probably some of the best posts I have read on global warming. the way it has been introduced the whole concept makes it very interesting. And yes global warming is not cool :)

    Richa

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    1. Thank you Richa and the efforts that I took to build up the post seems to be paid.

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  7. A wonderful post, Kalpana. Saving our planet from Global warming is the need of the hour. Each one of us should do our bit to make our earth a better place for our future generations. I had done a post on Go Green sometime back... http://shilpaagarg.com/2013/04/g-is-for-go-green.html

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  8. What a gorgeous place and a wonderful plea to save the beauty of our planet. Everyone can do a little to help make this place better. Brilliant!

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  9. Very informative post. You have done a wonderful job by reminding people the effects of global warming can be minimized.

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  10. great post, we do have to contribute our bit towards saving the environment...good pointers. we live in a concrete jungle and sparsely planted trees around the place. I guess we do need a bit of effort from our side on this front

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  11. i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346












    i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346

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