U.S. Heat Wave Another: Disaster For Eastern U.S.

On July 2, 2012 the people in the eastern United States of America from Indiana to New Jersey still have no electricity to cool themselves during the very hot summer.

This is a great disaster.

First there were violent storms that knock down power, damaged cars and buildings and killed at least 13 people and now there will be no electricity for days.

It was reported it may take a week or more before the power can be restored for everybody in the effected areas.

I am sad and sorry for the people who have to endure the heat without the electricity to help them cool themselves.

That means they cannot turn on the fan or the air-conditioner.

There will be no cold drinks and ice-creams for days because the fridges need electricity to work.

I guess the reason for the summer heat wave is due to the global warming.

Maddux Lorenzo, 15 months old (R) and his sister, Sam, 3 years old, from Chicago, play in a water fountain to beat the heat gripping the nation’s capital while in the Capital Heights neighborhood of Washington, July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
People play in the fountain at Washington Square Park in New York July 1, 2012. Much of the eastern United States sweltered under oppressive heat for at least the third straight day on Sunday, after violent storms that took a dozen lives and knocked out power to more than 3 million customers. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York June 30, 2012. About 3.9 million homes and businesses were without power on Saturday amid a record heat wave in the eastern United States after deadly thunderstorms downed power lines from Indiana to New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A sunflower shows sings of stress during a record breaking heat wave that is moving across the country Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Graham Gallaway shields himself with a hat as he picks green beans under the hot sun at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro, N.C., Friday, June 29, 2012. Triple-digit temperatures are expected for several days in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Swimmers try and keep cool in near 100 degree temperatures at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights, Mich., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
From left, Amelia Schendel, her sister Alison Schendel and Madeline Ahern, all on vacation from Minnesota, enjoy the cool water on a hot summer day at Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Temperatures in Illinois are forecast to top 100 degrees by Thursday, and authorities are urging the public to be cautious. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
Parker Farrell, 2, cools off in the lake at Millenium Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., as temperatures rose to a high of 96 degrees on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Matthew Busch)

Argentina’s Upsala Glacier Iceburg Tipped Over

A group of tourists touring the Upsala Glacier in Argentina were lucky to see a huge iceberg breaking into the lake.

They were traveling in a type of boat called catamaran.

One of the tourists recorded what happened and posted it on YouTube.

It happened in March but the video was posted in May.

On March 4, 2012 a massive ice wall at the Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, southern Argentina falled into the Lago Argentino; please click here for the photos.

Here is the video of the Argentina’s Upsala Glacier iceberg breaking:

I think the iceberg melted because of  the global warming even though some scientists do not blame global warming.

Global warming may caused lots of places to sink into the sea; please click here for: ’100 Places To Go Before They Disappear’, A Book By Gaute Hogh.

‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’, A Book By Gaute Hogh

Gaute Hogh wrote a book  named, ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’.

The book was about the effect of global warming that can make some places disappear.

Global warming makes the earth hotter and hotter and sea level rises up because of ice melting at the North Pole and South Pole.

In Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain, they get less and less rain and the place becomes drier and slowly turning into a desert; like bad drought in Kenya were killing plants and animals.

I think that it is a very good book for all of us to read, so that we can do our parts to stop the global warming and heal the world.

It will very sad to see all the beautiful places disappear.

( Please click here for my post, ‘Ways To Heal Our Earth’ )

I wish I can have a copy of  ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’ 🙂

Go Green!

( Please click here for my post, ‘Plea For Survival’ about the effect of global warming ).

The southern shoreline of Manhattan Island, known as the Battery, is the largest public place in downtown New York. Hundreds of thousands work nearby and over 36,000 residents live in its surrounding area. About every 100 years, the area experiences extreme flooding that reaches heights of up to 10 feet. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of winds and hurricanes and cause sea levels to rise. According to the worse-case scenario, extreme events may occur every four years by 2080, with floods raising water levels by 11-14 feet and paralyzing the whole Manhattan infrastructure. “The tidal area there with the Hudson River is a very beautiful place but it will go underwater,” Hogh warns. “There is more than 280,000 people working in this walking district.”
Esteemed as a winter wonderland, Austria and the Alpine region is Europe’s snow resort Mecca. It’s also gorgeous in summer with its evergreen pastures and cascading mountainsides, made famous by the classic Hollywood musical 'The Sound of Music.' “Everyone here in Europe is used to going there, for skiing,” Hogh explains. “They’ve been skiing there for the last 200 years and some of the country is less and less snow.They try to make snow with snow cannons. You’re not allowed to heli-ski as much anymore because of the pollution. It will go down by 80% of its normal size. Will my children be able to ski there? I don’t know.'
The Mississippi River Delta, with its rivers, marshes and barrier islands, provides a habitat for many species of birds, fish, shellfish and small mammals. At the rim of the delta, the Chandeleur Islands form a chain that acts as a buffer zone against hurricanes and storm surges for the densely populated regions of Louisiana and Mississippii. But ferocious storms, like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, have greatly reduced the islands’ defenses. Storms and hurricanes are expected to grow even fiercer in the future with global warming, leaving the local environment and vital culture more exposed to destruction.
Stretching for 90 miles along the Californian coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Big Sur is arguably one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the U.S. For the last 20 years, most of California has been experiencing increased droughts with less rainfall in the spring and summer, leading to a severe escalation in the number of large wildfires. In 2008, a major fire destroyed 16 houses in Big Sur and more than 50 square miles of forest were swallowed by flames. Fires and subsequent flooding also threaten the region’s fragile access roads and infrastructure.
The first Olympic Games are believed to have been held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The earliest evidence of building at the site is the Temple of Hera, honoring the wife of Zeus, which dates to around 600 B.C. In recent years, extremely warm and dry summers have increased the number of wildfires in Greece. Fires in 2007 severely burned the area surrounding Olympia. With temperatures projected to rise with diminishing rains, the frequency and ferocity of wildfires are expected to grow. “If you go to Olympia in Greece and you can’t see it, that will be part of our history which will disappear,” Hogh says.
Gujarat is India’s largest producer of cotton and salt and is also the birthplace of Mahatma Gahdhi. Monsoons will intensify with continued global warming, causing severe flooding and destruction in India. In 1930, Gandhi launched a campaign against the British salt tax, which had made it illegal for Indians to produce their own salt. He eventually won that fight. India is now the third biggest cotton producer in the world after the U.S. and China and the majority of its cotton comes from Gujarat.
Hogh describes Zahara de la Sierra as “a white city in this very green place.” Also known for its olive oil production, the region faces the risk of desert- ification as olive orchards face increasingly dry seasons. Due to climate change, the IPCC projects that rainfall in southern Spain will decrease by 40% by 2080. Local temperatures in the Iberian Peninsula could also spike, turning green pastures into deserts and choking agriculture.
Kauai, the fourth largest Hawaiian island, is famous for its tropical beauty and lush mountains. Global warming could disrupt its distinct “cloud forest” ecosystem, pushing life-giving moisture to higher elevations. Home to the hummingbird-like honeycreeper, a rare and colorful animal that sips nectar from flowers, this cool zone is vital to Kauai’s verdant environment. Deforestation and non-indigenous species like pigs and goats have also decimated the honeycreeper’s habitat in recent years and the bird is now in danger of going extinct.
Located between Australia and Hawaii, in one of the most remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, lies the nation of Tuvalu. Only 10-square miles – made up of tropical reef islands and narrow coral atolls encompassing blue lagoons -- Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world. Only 12,000 people inhabit the nine-island nation. At 16 feet above sea level, the country has one of the lowest maximum elevations in the world, making it extremely vulnerable to storms and changes in sea level. Tuvalu is also affected by the King Tide, a high tide that raises the sea level higher than normal. Coupled with the expected rise in global sea levels, the entire nation could ultimately become submerged. “I don’t care whether the place is big or small,” Hogh concludes. “It’s the same thing with people. No matter if you’re black or white or Chinese or whatever. It’s about treating each other with respect and it’s the same thing with these small islands.'

War in Bangkok? (photos)

The unrest in Bangkok between the Red Shirt and the government is getting worse.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand.

At least 36 people died in the clashes so far.

A lot of people were injured.

The Red Shirt protesters set fire to tires, fired homemade rockets and threw gasoline bombs at soldiers.

Things like this is bad because it can start a war.

War is bad.

We can have a peaceful protest to fight for something important.

But we should not use violence to get what we want.

Setting fire also causes air pollution and global warming.

Parts of buildings were damaged and the rubble also caused more pollution.

This is a man-made disaster.

I hope they can find other ways to get what they want without destroying the Earth.

People need to learn that it is very important to save the Earth.

These open fire caused air pollution and global warming!

Stop Destroying Our Earth

People like to do things that harm the Earth.

Wars, cutting down trees, littering, polluting and forest fire are some of the things that harm our environment.

Cutting down trees especially on the hillside caused landslide that will push down new trees and that tree will push down other trees; so more and more trees will be pushed down.

I think it is like playing domino; when we push down one tile, it will push down another tile and more tiles will fall down.

Littering can cause flash flood when the rubbish block the drain; the flood will damaged buildings and plants and caused water pollution and leave rubbish everywhere.

Industrial wastes from factories cause water pollution, air pollution and toxic rain.

Cars, trucks, buses, ships, boats aeroplanes and other vehicles caused air pollution.

In the cities there are lots of buildings and vehicles but not much trees.

And we are also using too much fuel energy.

We cause global warming and global warming causes disasters that destroy the Earth.

Brother Muhammad’s Birthday

Yesterday was Professor Muhammad Al-Mahdi’s birthday.

He was born on April 5, 1943

He died on 29 April 2006

He was a very clever and good man.

He was the founder of Khalifah Institute.

He wrote books on how to be a a good person.

Being a khalifah means to be a good person.

To be a good khalifah we must:

  1. Make ourselves good.

  2. Help others to be good.

  3. Make the world clean and beautiful.

To make ourselves good we must be a good person, work very hard, study hard, do not play too much, do not spend our time on empty fun, do not hurt other people and be good to everybody around us.

We must help other people to be good people and not fighting with each other.

We must stop the wars, stop littering, stop the global warming and stop making other human disasters.

Brother Muhammad taught me not to watch stories with empty fun, bad value and fighting like SpongeBob, Doraemon, Ultraman, Spiderman, Mr. Bean and others.

We should watch stories like Barney and Friends, Dora The Explorer, Go Diego Go, Sesame Street and others that teach us good value and other good stuffs.

I love Brother Muhammad very much.

I am sad because he died.

Earth Hour

Switch off the electricity for 60 minutes

Tonight we celebrated Earth Hour by switching off the lights, television sets, computers, fans and other electrical appliance from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm.

Anyway I switched on a little light 🙂

I was very scared if the burglars would come to my house if it was too dark, especially my father was out for a meeting.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

Earth Hour is to save our earth by saving the electricity.

Switching off the electricity shows that we want to fight the global warming.

Global warming makes the world gets hotter and hotter.

It caused the ice on the mountains and in Alaska and other places in the north and south of the earth to melt.

This can cause flood and some islands will sink.

This is the disaster!

I hope a lot of people will switch off the electricity during Earth Hour.

I wonder if my father was having his meeting in the dark during Earth Hour

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