Today on the news, reporters were talking about Global Warming and how it is going to affect Costa Rica in the coming years. What amazed me what the way they gave the news, come on, Global Warming is not going to affect Costa Rica in 2008, it has been affecting our country since several years now. All the rain, floods, tornadoes and drys we had this year are product of Global Warming, let's NO be so naive. Nature set records this year here in Costa Rica and around the world as well.
Another thing funny about this news is that the reporters talked about Global Warming like if it is something that is caused somewhere else, like if Costa Ricans has nothing to do with it and the worst part of all is that they don't alert people like if this was an emergency, because it is, I mean if we don't do something these climate problems are going to get really bad and we are going to get to the point where we cannot do anything about it. We have been polluting this world since a long time ago and now we are seeing the consequences.
The time is now, we have to stop polluting our world, stop throwing garbage everywhere, we have to recycle, categorize garbage, care more about how we maintain our cars and the kind of cars we buy, also we can do more car pooling. We have to be more conscientious about our nature.
In the Nacion newspaper you can find information about this news as well (go to http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2007/noviembre/27/aldea1330860.html). Here they say that 65% of our gas emissions come from transportation (cars, buses, etc.) and it is true because you can see here the oldest buses and cars in history throwing this really black smoke to our air, when you see that you just wonder "what is our government doing about this?", then you remember, "yeah! Our government has this wonderful private company doing our car revisions, RTV", but then you also remember that this system is so corrupt that it doesn't work, because if it works then you would not see those old buses and cars going around our country pollution our air.
Let's think about it, think about what you can do to help, how you can help to save our world, preserve our planet, stop this contamination, stop global warming!