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Ushering the Green Path

The short repose from blogging was an utter blessing on my part to ponder on the things that needed much attention. My officemate told me that I should focus on something relevant rather than speculate on unnecessary subjects such as faith and politics which seem like rigmaroles to her ears. Somehow, I thought that she doesn’t understand my endeavor. But after reflecting on what she said, I was impelled by an idea of defining where I should immerse my self with.

In the vast arena of knowledge, I know I have to choose a subject to embrace, to live and to contribute to its growth.  And in this case I opted to pry on environmental studies which is I deem far alarming than Mar giving up his political aspiration to pave way for the Cory Magic.

Of course, I don’t want to be a member of a stringent environmental cult that would die for death of a fly slapped by President Obama but just a simple advocate that would help the environment in my own simple ways. I would still write about other things that interest me for sure. It is just that environmental problem is prevalent and the obligation to save it confronts us in many ways. And in a wider sense, I cannot really separate myself from the things around me.Celebrate the World

Looking back to a past decade, one would see the abject deterioration of the environment. In my personal experience, I once enjoyed sight of the dragon flies lingering in the field and catching the harmful pest feasting on the rice stalks. Then all of a sudden-Poof! These little creatures were nowhere to be found and most have been eradicated by pesticides. Even the crickets and cicadas were obliterated in rice fields. Just exactly as what Rachel Carlson had claimed, man is so desperate to re-engineer the scheme of nature all for the glory of monoculture and high harvest yields. She added that men have become self-centered that they forgot to acknowledge the biodiversity co-existing with them.

Meanwhile, climate change is starting to wreak havoc in our planet. Heat became unbearable and would likely to soar rapidly in the coming days if carbon emission is not curtailed. And if ever we became altruistic of these things, the effect would only be felt in the long future. Dr. Jessica Salas, an advocate against climate change, said the collective effort of people around the world to cut carbon produce can only be felt by 2040. By that time the aqua alta have already submerged some part of the Philippines including the City of Iloilo. So here is the point: Let’s save the planet, in whatever way we can, by not letting it reach 2040 when the rising sea level could possibly destroy most of our coastal communities.

Moreover, the population would never recede in time but would perpetually grow in years. This has a critical effect to the environment as the law of demand and supply ascends with it. Taking the example of water supply versus the water consumption per person, one could logically deduct that water will become scarce by 2015. You do the math based on population projection and you’ll get a horrible picture of the situation of our planet. And if you still need more proof, I urge you to check on the remaining watershed around the country and you will be shocked of its improbability to manage the demand of the booming population by 2020.

So with all these formidable insights, one can never shoo the condition of our environment today as done by pact scientists who claimed that global warming is absolutely hearsay. I know that this have been bugging us all along yet we continue to be unmindful to do something about it. We know that saving this planet lies not in the mercy of God but on the commitment of the people to rebuild it.

Lastly, we are the cause that this planet is dying and this is the right moment that we should also be the cause for its living. Saving this planet is everybody’s concern simply because we owe our lives to its graces.

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  1. September 4, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Wow, so this blog is going green… 🙂 haha!

    I can still very much relate to this since I am also a nature lover.

    Perhaps it’s not really about relevance since politics, philosophy and theology are all the time relevant subjects… Perhaps it’s just about setting your sails on a different course…

    And why not other fields aside from the environment? Well, perhaps this comes as a more pressing issue. And perhaps because there is still no need for you to change your blog title… Tilling is still relevant to the environment… 🙂

    Last week, I watched Karen Davila’s report on The Correspondents. I am overjoyed by seeing young people (elementary and high school students) so actively involved in environmental support activities… There is still hope, and I believe we should start with the young, just as Alexander Pope said: ” ‘Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.”

    • TóTómel
      September 4, 2009 at 4:22 am

      thanks for the compliment Mark. i hope i am living up well to this blog’s title. 🙂

      hehehe…i didnt really mean to say of their irrelevance. as i said, i would still write of other things . it is just that environmental problems are hard to ignore.

  2. AC
    September 10, 2009 at 5:14 am

    At pwede din talagang i-relate ang economics sa populasyon sa pamamagitan ng Law of Supply and Demand. Tumpak! 🙂

    Ako personally, I believe that Global Warming is true and not hearsay. 🙂

    Ngayon lang ako ulet nagparamdam. hehe. 🙂

    • TóTómel
      September 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

      hehehe…oo nga.talagang busy ka cguro.ako rin eh di nagparamdam sa yo.hehehe

  3. September 18, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I missed the cool breeze during ber-months… Now most of the time, it feels summer even during these months… At the same time, I remembered when I was growing up, I never liked using umbrella on a sunny day but now the heat of the sun can make you feel your skin’s literally burning.

    At present, so as to contribute something worthwhile to mother earth, i lessened the use of airconditioner from 20 hrs a day use to only 5-8 hrs.. I also saved 500-1000 pesos from my electricity bill ^_^

  4. September 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Psst… write some more. =)

  5. Roel Bernardo
    February 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    kuya your a great blogger …
    i am only 15 but i enjoy all of this..
    where can i ask where can i read some of your latest blog….

    • TóTómel
      February 26, 2010 at 1:11 am

      i migrated in blogger but will continue this blog soon. thanks fro swinging by =)

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