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Sue started this topic by sending a message to the list about global warming. Read the message here <--
|Vance responded to the message.
23 May 2001
I don't know what good this kind of letter will do but I am happy to add my name to it because I do disagree with the Bush administration's rejection of the Kyoto agreement. It seems to me that Mr. Bush is trying to repay the rich businessmen whose money got him elected at the expense of people too poor to have their votes counted.
Incidentally, in times of global warming, the water temperature in the Arabian Gulf goes higher than 30 degrees centigrade in the summer time. This is the temperature at which the coral starts to die. The water has reached this temperature for two or three of the past 5 years. The bleaching of coral impacts the ecology here, since marine ecosystems depend on healthy coral.
How does global warming affect you?
All the best to all,
24 May 2001
It has been a year since I joined webheads. Time goes by with flying colors. I am sorry I was not able to attend the conference recently.
Concerning the globe warming problem, here in Okayama, Japan, there are some obvious changes according to the increased temperature. In some high mountains near my place, usually there is snow packed even in summer, but it is less year by year. In the Seito sea, there are fewer fish too since it seems the ecology here is damaged too. Almost everyday in the early morning weather report, the temperature is compared with same time last year. It makes everyone worry about the environmental problem. I do not know whether the letter which we signed will do any good or to what extent. But at least it makes us think about it, and think about what we should do.
24 May 2001
Hi Sue, and all,
About the environment problem, this is the most important matter in all the world. Here, in Brazil, the weather is terrible, and without rain we have an energy problem and maybe all of us will need to conserve and economize. So, the more I work with recycling, the more I can see this is a problem that we need not only think about, but do something.
Best wishes for all, and peace!
|Juani de Chile responds
30 May 2001
It´s widelly known that the Earth is getting hotter and weather patterns are changing in differents parts of the world. In the south of Chile where I live we´ve had "very hot and rainy summers" and extremely "cold and warm winters". The situation was even worse a year ago when we had lack of rain and some electricity cuts were programmed in some cities of our country .
Everybody talks about global warming and the ozone layer today .It is said that the hole in the ozone layer is becoming bigger each day, so the ultraviolet radiation from the sun comes directly on us.This also harms our skin. In spite of this we buy and use lots of chemicals which destroy the ozone layer.
When I go to Santiago, the capital of my country, I feel the effects of smog in my eyes, and the sensation that man isn´t still aware of the great problem he has.
A problem that needs urgent solution. Let´s hope for it.
Here is the message that Sue originally sent to the list:
xue wang wrote:
Give your helping hand...
President Bush recently announced that the United States Government will not honour its commitments under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gases. The United States produce 25% of the world's carbon dioxide, a gas that is believed to be the main contributor to global warming.
Rising global temperatures are known to raise sea levels, and change precipitation and other climate conditions. Changing climates alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also threaten human health, and harm birds, fish, and many types of ecosystems. An increase in weather-related disasters will occur, deserts may expand into existing range lands, densely populated coastal areas will flood and large numbers of people will have to move.
Show you disagree with the Bush Administration's decision to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on Global Warming. Urge President Bush to review his policy in this matter and devise a comprehensive plan to reduce US emissions of so-called greenhouse gases.
Sign your name, town and country of residence at the bottom of this e-mail, copy the entire text of this e-mail (do NOT use the forward button), into a new message and please send it to as many people as possible.
If you see 100 people have signed this message before you, send this e-mail to the White House at <mailto:email@example.com> to show Mr. Bush the world is watching. Then start a fresh copy of this message with your name as the first signer. Thank you.
Mr. Bush, we, the undersigned, disagree with your decision to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on Global Warming. We urge you to review your policy and devise a comprehensive plan to reduce US emissions of so-called greenhouse gases.
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