Why did Hurricane Narnis happened? [Global warming produce more storms & more volatile ones]
Why is there earthquake in China? [Ice cap is melting fast, gfalciers are melting fast and causing earthquakes]
These are consequences of man's activities on earth for the past 200,000 years. Global warming has accelerated due to CO2 release by man's acitivities. National Geography (NG)estimates that man will contribute the same CO2 to the environment in the next 50 years as compared to the total contributed in the past 200,000 years. NG estimates that the earth's temperature will be warmer by 6 degrees in 2100. That means if Singapore's highest temperature in June was previously 36 degrees, it could well reach 42 degree in 2100. NG's main worry is food; how do we produce more food to feed 9b people if temperture is so hot; corals reefs will wilt, forrests shrink, drought, floods, ice cap melts & sea levels rise.
HOW CAN WE HELP THE EARTH & SAVE IT FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS?
By contributing less CO2 of course. One-third of CO2 released is from USA, One-third of CO2 released is from transportation, One-third of CO2 released is from rest of world. The following things we (as individuals) do will have the most impact in contributing less CO2 :
1. Switch to CNG cars, hybrids.
2. Use fuel efficient cars (cannot understand why people drive big vehicles in urban city at 60km/h)
3. Take MRT, not taxi