As Green Walk continues, World Bank warns of 4C global warming rise

As Green Walk continues, World Bank warns of 4C global warming rise

As Malaysians concerned about the environment march from Kuantan to Parliament, the World Bank has warned that all nations will suffer the effects of climate change.


Earth, we have a problem. Forget the scientists; you know it is a serious problem when a pro-business neoliberal institution like the World Bank feels compelled to warn about the danger of climate change. The good thing is the World Bank is now led by a scientist who sees the “unequivocal” scientific evidence for climate change caused by human beings.

But will our political parties address the issue of climate change – or will they emulate the US presidential election and sweep the issue under the debating podiums? What are we doing the prevent food shortages, for instance? Do we even have a strong food self-sufficiency policy – and I don’t mean agro-business? Or are we going to keep relying on food imports?

Think we won’t be affected? What are we going to do about rising sea levels, especially now that there is massive land reclamation going on. How high is our reclaimed land above sea level?

Already some rice farmers are saying the changing weather patterns have resulted in a blurring of the traditional wet and dry season for planting and harvesting.

Why are we even talking about 4 degrees Celcius? The world will have a tough time handling even a 2 degree rise. Still think it can be business as usual as we burn fossil fuels, mass produce more cars, build more highways, cut more hills and chop more forests? We say we love our children; but our actions speak otherwise. Don’t we even stop to think what kind of world we are going to hand over to them? Will they thank us or curse us?

At least, more and more Malaysians are standing up – and now walking – to make their voice heard.

Read The Guardian article here.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Soon, Penang Hokkien Mee will cost Rm10.00 a bowl without ‘hae’!!!
    Where can catch good healthy prawns anymore when sea water gets saltier & highly polluted?
    Maybe some ‘ruthless’ hawkers will use GM modified food enhancer to replicate ‘hae’ taste & God knows what bones for the bak kut flavor!!!
    Has Penang state gomen thought about our future strategic food supply to sustain Penang’s affordable street hawker food industry & competitive food tourism edge?
    I hope not the usual pathetic (a sorry pat on the back) treatment of Penang Ori-Maestros who are rendered as dying breeds not given a thought but just an ‘alas’ news of ‘sau thong’ (close business)!!!
    I still ‘yak’ at the thought of eating ‘Bakso’ Koay Teow Th’ng prepared by Indon maids.

     
  2. The leading lines into your first paragraph on this article should read “As some Malaysians concerned about the environment” , and Not “As Malaysians concerned about the environment….”.

    The use of language to mislead and to create a semblance of authoratative reporting is self serving and removed from the truth and facts.

     
  3. As at yesterday, the green walk made a stop outside Bentong. By today they should have reached Bukit Tinggi. I would like to suggest that they take the old road from Bkt. Tinggi RnR to Gombak, for their safety, because traffic between Bkt Tinggi rest and recreation area, having to walk in the tunnel, is too dangerous. The rest of the journey along the highway will be exposed to speeding vehicles.
    Good Luck, and God Bless.

     
    • nkkhoo.com and his idol Dr Looi condemned Lynas protest, calling them as Green … nuisance being brainwashed.

      That’s why I do not respect them; boycott nkkhoo.com (who also anti LGE for reason only PDC know).

      I support anilnetto.com for it sustainable green report !!!

       
      • Thanks to Anil for rraising awareness on green issues to protect the evironment.

        I agree with ajiboy that that not-so–prominent blogger nkkhoo has a habit of insulting its readers who diagree with his views. Actually the readers of his readers made more than his.

         

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