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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

Today is October 15th, 2009 or Blog Action Day. The topic for this year's event is climate change. Even British PM, Gordon Brown has contributed with a blog post stating "climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures".

I've always been worried about climate change. How could 6 billion people not have an impact on the planet? There has never been this amount of living beings on the planet and we do not live in harmony with nature. We consume resources, spew emissions and show very little consideration to this rock that we call home.

Today, Professor Peter Wadhams from the University of Cambridge, who has been studying Arctic ice since the 1960s, warned that the Arctic could be largely ice-free and open to shipping during summer months in as little as 10 years.

Isn't that scary? Arctic ice is old, it's old in geological terms. And yet in one generation, we have managed to erode the Arctic ice to the potential point of non-existence.

Pause for a moment to ponder this and then do something.

1 comment

Dave Moriarty said...

Hi there,

I'd like to suggest something that you could do....after your pondering.

Sign Oxfam Ireland's climate change petition calling for a fair and safe deal to be reached this December at the climate negoatiations in Copenhagen.

Over 4,000 people have added their voice. I would encourage you all to do the same and send a strong message to world leaders that now is the time to combat climate change!

You can sign the petition at



Oxfam Ireland

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