Have not been bloggings these few days as I was watching the news over the CNN and also the net closely since my youngest daughter is studying medicine in Brisbane.
This morning i received a sms from her that the flood has hit the University, St Lucia area where she is staying, and all access is now cut off. Luckily, her hostel is on high grounds and those of her friends in lower grounds have been evacuated to their area temporarily.
Now the worry is about food, since the grocery store has run out of food.
The world is going through a phase of climatic changes; there is no doubt about it. A flood over an area as big as Texas and California combined in Australia has not been heard of in my more than half century of life; and just last month, there were snow in Victory, in what is supposed to be a summer month.
Europe and US are both facing harsh winter, which has disrupted air traffic and transportation.
Southern US states –usually sunny– like Alabama, NOrth and South Carolina, Georgia are facing heavy snow storms which has disrupted lives and travel.
Whether these climatic changes are due to global warming or not– there are many sceptics out there as there are many believers– we as the inhabitants of this globe should be more responsible towards our environment, and it is a case of better be safe than be sorry later on. Even if it is not due to global warming and the Earth is going through a climatic change like what had happened many many times before, there is really no harm to be more prudent and be less wasteful in our lives. It is better to take steps to slow down the burning of forests, the emission of too much carbon and to inculcate a culture of less wastefulness in whatever things we do.
We should switch off whatever electric gadgets that is not in use, and reduce or recycle the use of other things like plastic and so on.. The government should encourage more green industries that use energy more efficiently and and also the development of alternative sources of clean energy such as solar and wind energy.. The next high tech advance and scientific innovation would probably be in the fields of energy, and this may be the next push for the world economy to advance further.