Effects of Global Warming in the Philippines
By Chardee Ruiz
September 29, 2009 12:59am CST
Yes, it is! It is one of the great caused why the Luzon area in the Philippines is facing a terrible crisis... Now, a lot of people are unaware for it. They didn't realize the importance of educating themselves in the propwer ways of cleaning the environment... and a lot of smoke-belching vehicles are roving around the community as well as the fire and plastic-burning factories and other related problems in air as well as we can say that these are pollutants to the environment. The government always inculcating and educating to the people's mind to have a proper self education about Global Warming. But, how? If people in squatters ares are being crowded and no enought knowledge to follow those implementations and ordinances. Nowadays, people are tolerating their minds in fault steps. Now! Look at what happened in the Philippines? because of their unawareness... (I can only say that the cause came from people, the effect will also be given to people)...
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29 Sep 09
Global Warming is just one cause why this happen in Luzon. There are things that we have to consider. The people were always unprepared in things like this, they never prepare or having the thoughts, what will happen? And the people are trying to destroy mother nature for globalization and modernization. They never think of the things might happen or the effects of this. What happen in Manila recently is the answer of all of this. And we have, lack of facilities in rescuing the people's lives. Hope the government will do something to this, especially we are near in the Pacific Ocean. And we are always experiencing typhoon every now and then.
30 Sep 09
Typhoon is a natural calamity, I don't think that global warming has anything to do with it. It happen some 50 years ago, when there are still no smoke belching vehicles and factory to blame, but the flood still devastated many places. The only differences now is that a lot of population are living in a small place that's the reason why the number of victims are high. That typhoon also passes a lot of provinces before it leave the area of philippine responsibility, but the effect are not the same in all places. But I have to agree with you on educating people in saving the invironment. Global warming is as it says global. Don't just point fingers on other people, because when you do the other fingers are pointing at you.
30 Sep 09
I sympathizes to those victim of tropical storm Ondoy. It is a call of nature and we have overused our Mother Earth. This tragic event is awakening people to preserve our surroundings and never tolerate some illegal issues that involve our nature.
30 Sep 09
We can do our bit. For those in slums and squatter areas, city managers must plan to move them out through redevelopment efforts. Once these areas are rehabilitated, then at least we can get rid of simple flash floods and pollution of water resources like rivers and streams. As for the global warming, I think this universal issue can only be resolved at the international level. Emission standards must be enforced to ensure the polar caps do do melt. If they do, sea level will go up and may affect waves and wind velocity. This is called a ecosystem problem. So the current floods has some relevance if we can take alleviating measures.
• United States
29 Sep 09
Unfortunately, you are correct, and what you have described is happening not only in the Philippines, but also around the world. If people don't see how much trouble our environment is in, we will be heading for even tougher days. Americans are a large consumer of oil, and I am saying this because it is true. If they could turn their focus to electric cars, it could boost their economy and help the rest of the world that is trying to deal with this present problem.
29 Sep 09
I can only say that the cause came from people, the effect will also be given to people - very well said my friend. now we are paying for the wrong things we did. for not caring more for our environment. and then Mother Nature make us pay back the damages we caused and hoping that we do learn our lessons well. that life is so sacred and important. all we do have to do is love it, care for it and understand the effects if we would forget how important our environment is to all of us! jhelai