You’ve heard these people – they say that global warming is NOT real. That it’s all a myth created by alarmists, by people with vested interest. Even when Al Gore came out with his popular documentary, many people remained unconvinced that global warming is a real issue.
Those people should sit up and pay attention now. Have you heard about what happened in the Philippines? They received immense amounts of rain, thanks to tropical typhoon Ondoy (International name Ketsana). Overnight, the city roads became rivers. Their actual rivers overflowed, dumping water into the communities. Even today, countless people are struggling to regain a semblance of the life that they once had. Just take a look at the major news web sites and you will see with your own eyes the havoc that this typhoon brought upon the country.
Some say it’s because of the dams that were opened. Others say that it was simply the rain. I think that it can be a combination of both, that global warming is starting to make its effects felt in a more radical way. Oh, we’ve felt the effects of the degradation of the environment for many years now. The climate change all over the world can hardly be ignored. But when lives start being messed around with, I think more people are going to notice.
What do you think? Is global warming a myth or has it cost you anything yet?
If you’re looking to help the victims of typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines, here is a link to the PayPal account of the Philippine National Red Cross. They would surely appreciate your help.