• syed saiful alam

    on September 26, 2009

    Saving the planet one step at a time

    Have you heard of climate change?
    Temperatures are getting higher. Storms are getting worse. Ice is melting and sea levels are rising. Portions of the coast of Bangladesh are likely to go underwater, lost forever. Millions will become homeless. The ability of the earth to sustain people is threatened.

    Why is climate change happening?
    Because people are burning up fossil fuels (diesel, petrol, natural gas, coal) at such rapid rates that future generations are now threatened.

    Is it possible to slow climate change?
    Yes, but we cannot continue to waste time. Carbon dioxide levels are rising rapidly. That is where the number 350 comes in. If we can limit CO2 in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million then we can avoid the worst of the harm to come.

    Is there anything we can do?
    No one person cam stop climate change but everyone contributes something significant. We can slow out own use of fossil fuels by walking and cycling and taking cycle rickshaws rather than using motorized transport. We can reduce our use of electricity. We can avoid, as a nation, burning coal (pure carbon) or selling it to others to burn. We can encourage the government to act to encourage reductions in fuel use and to encourage walking, cycling, and rickshaws.

    This will mean making some changes. Fortunately most of those changes are likely to
    increase rather than reduce our quality of life. Imagine being able to cycle safely in
    Dhaka. Imagine the air being fresh and clean. Imagine children and youth being able to play in side streets. If we move our focus from cars to people, from traveling long
    distances to accessing basic needs close to home, we can reduce congestion and all the misery it causes, We can have more time with family and for the other important parts of life.

    Remember 350 is not just a number. It is not just an ideal. It is something we can all work to make a reality.


    www.dhaka-rickshaw.blogspot.com
    www.dhaka-transport.blogspot.com

  • sentanoe

    on August 17, 2009

    nice mr. suchit, great!

  • Guest

    on June 3, 2009

    very nice collage!

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