Have you seen the movie “Water World,” starring Kevin Costner? In the movie most of the earth was covered in water, and people had to adapt to living in a watery world. The hero played by Costner was able to adapt to the changes in their environment, by growing gills like a fish. Denoting living most of their lives amphibiously, part water, part air/land. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do. It’s a nice movie.
My question is this! Are we doomed to live a life similar to the one lived by Costner in the movie? Are we doomed to experience this flooding year after year? Do we need to purchase amphibious vehicles? Do we need to buy boats? What is the government doing to address this problem?
Are we going to adapt by having gills, like fishes? Problems like flooding is not only prevalent in the Philippines. Thailand experienced one of its worst flood a few years back. China and India has experienced flooding as well.
Are we experiencing the effects of Climate Change? Of Global Warming? Do we need to build another Noah’s Ark? Will we be experiencing rains for 40 day, and 40 nights?
What should we do? What is our part in the effort to address this problem? We need to conserve our resources, protect our forest, mountains, hills, etc., we need 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), we should not wantonly dispose of our garbage just anywhere, we should learn to segregate our wastes. These are but some of the things that we need to do. But we should diligently do it, if we don’t start with ourselves, then who do we expect to do it? We should lead by example!