global warming

@wulania (1528)
Indonesia
November 17, 2011 3:08pm CST
i live in indonesia, a tropical country. we have only 2 seasons, rainy dan dry season only, each takes 6 months normally. but last year was full of rainy season and this yerad we have flood in some place. sometime we have bad day, bad wind, and horrible rain. i think it is because of illegal logging, lessering forest every day.
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@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
17 Nov 11
Yes, the so-called "natural disasters" will only get worse in intensity as well as more frequently. And yes, this is also due to man-made global warming. This sort of thing is happening everywhere nowadays. If it's not one thing, it's another. You are partly right in that it has a tiny little bit to do with logging. I have detailed my arguments elsewhere, but a general overview is that Global Warming is due to our continued indulgence in backward, barbaric, self-destructive, others-destructive & environmentally destructive habits of consuming animal products. Even the logging industry has been entirely meat-driven since the 1970's - the whole world over. Land in vast stretches is needed both to accomodate animals as well as extra land besides this to grow their vast quantities of crops they need. Carbon emissions have no real impact on Global Warming compared to methane. Methane traps heat at 72 times the ability of carbon dioxides. Nitrous oxide gasses from the same industry (responsible for 80% of the world's methane & NOx emissions) trap the earth's heat 300 times more effectively than CO2. To look at it another way, if you were to cut all carbon-polluting industries, all transportation, bugger up the world's economies, etc - it would not make a scrap of difference to Global Warming or its effects, it has been calculated. The automotive & other industries also emit refrigerant gases, resulting in a net short-term cooling effect at present. But, if all the world turned vegan today, within just 60 days, the earth will heal itself, be free of Global Warming & all "natural disasters" & will be a paradise beyond compare for as long as we resume our responsibility of caring for our mother earth instead of exploiting her.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
18 Nov 11
yeah they are natural disaster, but not caused natural anymore. and recently the are getting worse. million people killed every year because of natural disaster and country like bangladesh, pakistan, and african counries are at the worst conditon now. i hope big counrties rethink about emition, forest, not only economy and recession
• Adelaide, Australia
18 Nov 11
Yes, they are getting worse, but it isn't limited to smaller nations - although eighteen island nations have completely disappeared very recently (fourty more set to follow quickly) due to rising sea levels. This is not just an issue for bigger nations to do something about. Nor is it just an issue for governments nor just for the wealthy. It is for every single individual on the planet to change their daily habits & save money instead of spending more on expensive & heavily subsidized "foods" that destroy their health, others health & the planet's health. The wealthy are no more able to change this than the poorest of the poor - it is up to the will of the individual. If people change, we have a beautiful planet - or at least one that is no worse than the present; if they continue, we will all die, very, very soon, en-masse. The fastest, cheapest, simplest, most efficient, most effective solution to all these problems & many, many more that can make the most difference per individual is to switch to a vegan organic diet - & be all the better for it. Time is running out. Leading scientists & those who can see the future of the people on this planet give us about 450 days - changing on a daily basis due to the changing behavior of the people.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 11
adn my counrty has lost some small island, and we are worrying about this, shrinking island, more nd more every year. we have thousand small island and with no populations inside, so nody boy will give informations if something bad happens. i hope global warming will stop now
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
17 Nov 11
I think we humans have done a lot of harm to this world by cutting down trees, I wish that here in Australia they would start planting a lot more trees in the vast amount of land that is so baron and lacking of trees which is what the farmers have gotten rid of over the centuries, I believe more trees will help fix the problems of this world.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 11
australia os not far from indonesia, and north australia has the same season like in indonesia. i think australia have the same problem with indonesian. lessening trees every day. and the worst, forestation doesnt work. too many corruption, thus the money for buying trees seed is lost
• Indonesia
18 Nov 11
I think it come and go. In 1998, I experienced rainy season with very strong wind, after that in 2001-2002 I experienced the same thing. I think there is re-occurrence despite of the changing world. The climate change, it is true. The forest is less that is also true. So we need to spare some of our home as garden. So we can avoid this world getting hotter.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
18 Nov 11
yes there re occurance since dinosaur era. but we muct admit that the processs of re occurance is getting faster, thus the nature is not balance anymore. more world populations cause more rubbish and emition