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“Oh! It’s so hot”, I could say this is one of my roommates favorite sentence. It has attached in her mind and even while she’s sleeping she will tell this. Yes. Not only my roommate, but also my classmates always need either Air Conditioner (AC) or fan. Though we keep the fan or AC on our body sweat a lot. Think about the ancient time once. Before these inventions, how could they live? Rising temperature and the sequences of it are the main reason for all these troubles. We, human, can at least express how we are affected due to these climate changes. How do the animals and other wonderful creatures of the earth show that they are being affected too? There are some ways that they, especially birds, articulate their feeling about this issue. A flock of pelicans rests at Kandalama Lake in Dambulla.When the winter season comes they go to many other countries for their reproduction. I studied in grade 9 Social studies that there are thousands and thousands of Siberia and Western Europe birds come to Sri Lanka as it is “The Birds’ Paradise” with 435 resident species. Moreover, it has many sanctuaries such as Kumana, Bundala, Kalamatiya, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Udawatta Kala, Bellen willa, Muthurajawalla, Minneria, Minepe and Kitugal especially for birds. Further, the climate condition suits those birds, so that they spend their whole summer season in Sri Lanka. Migratory Birds fly over the lagoonSince my childhood, I have observed varieties of water birds come to “Vallai” Lagoon, Jaffna which has been a fascinating scene ever. However, last few years I could observe the difference that there have been only a few species visited. I could say the reason is only the climatic changes. Consequently, the birds cannot predict the season changes in Sri Lanka. Due to this, their arrivals have decreased. It is possible that in the future, these birds will be in the list of endangered species.

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The millennium New Year, 01 Jan 2 000, was expected to be the last day of the earth and after that the earth wouldn’t be exist in the space. As I was a small girl during that time, I truly believed that would happen and until that day came in real, my sister, little cousins and I had been irritating our parents and uncles to go all over the world and visit the places before this planet extinct. Interestingly, my cousin got up at midnight on the New Year day of millennium and woke everyone up to see the extinction of the earth. The whole day until the morning no one were allowed to sleep since we, four, trusted it that much. Mayan CalendarLikewise, I read a post in a Tamil blog recently, about “Doom Day 2012”,and I became so nostalgic that I remembered the things we did on that day to prove the world was in the brink of extinction. Moreover, I want to share this information here and it is up to you to believe it or not.

In that blog, numerous reasons, explanations and facts were mentioned to give an idea about the “Doom Day”. One of the ancient calendars, “Mayan’s calendar”, was created in 3113 A.C, contains the scientific incidents which have been happening in the Earth as well in the Space. The significant facts are that 94% of the events match with the current occurrences which are incredibly true. Moreover, the time difference between the “Mayan Calendar and the present calendar is only 30 seconds. Unfortunately, the calendar ends up on 21 December 2012 with the extinction of the world…

To be continued..

 To visit the next 2 posts :

Part 2:  https://climatesurprise.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/doom-day-2012-part-2/  

Part 3: https://climatesurprise.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/doom-day-2012-part-3/

References:

 http://www.survive2012.com/,                                http://www.greatdreams.com/end-world.htmwww.youtube.com/watch?v=4psUkHvcFO8

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Though we consider about global warming and pollution, when it comes shopping we totally forget ourselves and don’t think about the connection between out shopping and environment. Most of us ask ourselves that how we are harming our environment while shopping. Therefore, I would like to give some suggestions to avoid global warming during out shopping.

• While buying groceries use your own bags which can be used repeatedly to carry them.Sustainable-good

 •Buy products that have not much of wrapping.

•Avoid purchasing artificially ripen fruits, plastic and polythene products where as buy organically cultivated fruits, greens, cotton clothing and hemp-fiber products.

 •Keep away from buying bottled water as far as you know your tap water can be used for drinking, because bottling is waste of energy and after using the garbage has become mountain of litter that we construct. If you cannot avoid it in anyway, you can buy bottle water which the bottle is made by recyclable plastic or glass. In addition, you may also use the bottles for making decorative things to decorative items.

• Prefer eco friendly cleaning goods, so the negative effects of chemicals on soil or water will be reduced.

• Pay money for high- energy efficient Geolightdomestic goods and instruments such as tri phosphor fluorescent lights.

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Bangladesh_sea_level_risingBangladesh is  vulnerable for almost all kind of disasters, because of the location and the landscape, especially the rivers, Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna are coming from the Himalaya Mountains. Due to the temperature rising, the ice of Himalaya is being melted and the water joins with these rivers which causes flood. Therefore, many people have become environmental refugees. Bangladesh is informed that as the mostly affected country for climate change as well. In the past and current decades, it has been observed that trees are dying down in the Sundarbans area, a large wetland mangrove forest, because the fresh water is change into salty. From this, we can clearly assume that the sea level of that area is rising. People cannot predict a particular season for a period of time as they did before, because the climate change is going crazy. Additionally, I could get some details from my Bangladeshi friends that Bangladesh did not have winter at all in 2005. Moreover, Bangladesh is the most populated country in the world with the population of about 147 million. If the country becomes more vulnerable to climate change and cannot provide shelter to the entire population as the reason of sea level rising, what will happen to the enormous number of people? In addition, the most miserable fact is that Bangladesh has no proper studies on this case and the reports say that no one has done anything regarding this issue. However, the scientists have measured the coastal areas that Bangladesh lies around 10 m above sea level. This issue has lead to various problems such as the farmers who used to do cultivating rice, had to change their crops into prawn. tornado                                            Tornado is another disaster which is a familiar hazardousness to Bangladesh. They can expect this disaster in April, but the dramatic climate changes has changed into April in last few years and there were a humongous event occurred due to this in 2004, which devastated the country. This issue has lead to various problems such as the farmers who used to do cultivating rice, had to change their crops into prawn. Tornado is another disaster which is a familiar hazardousness to Bangladesh. They can expect this disaster in April, but the dramatic climate changes has changed into April in last few years and there were a humongous event occurred due to this in 2004, which devastated the country. Another worse issue that Bangladesh has affected by cyclones many times. Over all, all the hazardous make the country to go down in economy. The events that are happening in Bangladesh may be an alrm for the future incidents,but  it does not mean that only this country is on the brink of dangers.

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