Saturday, February 28, 2009

South Asia monsoons to be affected

Yet another proof displaying the imminent effects of climate change has come up with the study findings of Purdue University research group. Indicating the effects of climate change, the group has mentioned that the climate change could vert possibly be causing much less summer rainfall, due to its influence on entire monsoon dynamics.

Undoubtly, less rainfall would mean a big trouble to rain dependant agriculture sector of South Asian countries like India. And not to forget, the indirect influence on the ever declining economy of the country. Large part of India and China falls under the affected area, which means almost half of the world's population. One can easily understand the wide impact the less rains may have on this part of the world.

Noah Diffenbaugh, whose research group led the study, also displayed the concerns while stating that the summer monsoons are responsible for approximately 75% of the total annual rainfall in major parts of the region and produce almost 90% of India's water supply.

Full story can be read on USAToday.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cycle and Recycle

Cycle and Recycle, its not only the words that are rhyming, but they also have very similar and important benefits. Next time, you throw those papers and plastic bottles in trash bin, make sure that it ends up in a recycling center and not anywhere else. And while you are at it, make sure you cycle your way to the recycle center, and save some oil too.

So, apart from the obvious benefits of saving oil by cycling and saving environment and paper trees by recycling, you have other benefits too. Here is what all you do while you cycle and recycle.

Benefits of cycling:
1. Health: You have a cycle at your gym, don't you? Well, get real and pedal that on real roads, it's much more fun that way !
2. Save oil: Now if you were not traveling on a cycle, and was rather on a car, you would have wasted gallons of fuel on running that ! You not only save oil for our future generation, but also...
3. ...Save money: Fuel always burns a hole in your pocket, you save a lot now !
4. Pollution: Did you see that exhaust at the rear of your car, now try to figure out that on your bicycle !
5. Less accidents: And yes, you are much more safer out there on the roads with your cycles than you are in those hi speed things !

How does that sounds with benefits of recycling ?

Benefits of Recycling:
1. Save trees: Every time you give paper for recycling, you save a tree !
2. Money: Send your stuff for recycle, make some money
3. Your carbon footprint: You burn a fresh paper, you produce more carbon dioxide than what you produce while burning a recycled one !

So, next time you have some garbage collected for recycling, go cycle all the way to that recycling center !

Have a green day !