Please save our Earth
January 4, 2012 11:05pm CST
Last night the big snow fell down ,but the falling snowflakes were melted when they meet the ground.because the temperature was very high.Now,more and more extreme whether appaer with the globe temperatrue rising ,everywhere flooding,American hurricane ravaged,Antarctic ice melted,we have been in a vicious cycle of invironment continue to deteriorate in.How could the humanity do for the Earth which have been devastated.what's your opnion?
• Denver, Colorado
5 Jan 12
Thanks for the discussion. This is one of the hot topics in society today. Global warming is a problem that each of us has the responsibility to do anything we can individually to help it stop. But from what I see, most people talk about what is happening but aren't willing to give up anything to change it. They haven't changed their driving habits even though they know they need to. The demand for meat creates more cows to raise, and more cows is more methane in the air. On a personal level, what are people willing to give up? And it cannot be just a few people, we need to do it as a world wide movement. IF we wait for legislation to make us do it, it will be way to late, and the legislation will probably never come because legislators tend to not tackle anything that might not make them popular with the voters. More businesses need to allow people to work at home so they don't drive. Worldwide we need more mass transit that doesn't create more gases in the air. So many things need to be done on a worldwide scale, and each person must be aware and make a conscious effort to do those things. Just a few little things from each person can make a difference.
5 Jan 12
What you said is actual,from the standpoint of the individual,we have done too many things which we should not to do.The development of industrial civilization has always been on an enegy-based.so globle pollution is unavoidable,destructive desire in the human natrue and ultimately we only can accept the reality of the negative.
• Denver, Colorado
5 Jan 12
I personally see people as addicted to convenience. Anything that causes them an inconvenience is unacceptable in the world today. For instance, let us look at dishwashers. Wasn't too many years ago, we washed dishes by hand and I was taught there was a specific order to washing them, glasses first, plates second, silverware, then pots and pans were last. We didn't use a disposal, scraps went either to be recycled in the yard or in the trash to be picked up and disposed of. Of course, that takes hands on time to do and people are "too busy" to waste time doing things that a machine can do for them. Part of the obesity problems in the world, stems from our need for convenience and actually many things need to return to the world that require physical participation to get them done. Sitting and being waited on, only creates more need for more machines to do the work, humans need to do to maintain their own physical fitness. So many issues contribute to the way the world is today, not just the climate, but the way we live. Accepting the negative only leads to more, and more negative lifestyles and we as people, need to start with at least one positive step in a better direction.
• United States
13 Jan 12
I have stopped using my dishwasher. I've unplugged my unused VCR's and I unplug my coffee maker after the coffee starts to cool. I power down my desk top computers using the surge protector when I'm not using them. I do the same with TV's I don't use everyday. I try to recycle what I can. We all have to start with little things. But we also need to get our governments to work on things. We still have people, including politicians who do not believe in global warming.