That morning sneeze…
That morning chill in the air….
That extra laziness to get out of bed…. [extra because I feel lazy to get out of bed daily! ]
That reluctance to wash one’s face with that cold water….
Even more reluctance to have a bath….Thank god for geyser!
Applying lots of moisturizer on dry skin and lip balm on dry lips….
Eating peas stuffed kachori, vegetable cutlets, carrots, spring onion (pyaj koli to be precise) sabzi ….
Smaller days and longer nights….
That bump in the elbow hurting real bad….
Sipping that warm coffee….
When I got up this morning, I found that winter is here already! In October!
But will it stay?
I am wondering this because the duration and the magnitude of Winter season has been decreasing every year in my town. It gets cold for two days and then again it is as hot as in summer. Last year it was proper Winter only for two weeks, that too in January. December was quite warm. All my sweaters including the Allen Solly ones which I had been waiting to show off didn’t get a chance to come out of the closet. Sigh!
Those who say global warming is a myth should come and stay in my town for a year. The temperature in summer reaches 46 deg C , the monsoon is erratic, no more 4-5 days of continuous heavy rain like we used to have many years ago, no more cold winter months and the pleasure of sleeping under quilts. And after the so called winter, its Summer again. There is no Spring practically!
I guess all of you had read several posts on October 15 about Global Warming as many bloggers had participated in Blog Action Day 2009. As I was on my Diwali vacation during that time and as I don’t think blogging about an issue should be restricted to just one day, I am blogging about it now. Moreover I have not added my blog to that website [as it asked for my password] but still I feel strongly about the issue. Today when I felt the first winter chill, I was happy!! But that happiness was short-lived as I remembered last year’s winter season and the change in my town’s climate over the past few years.
Trust me, no matter how much water is found on the Moon or how many missions are sent to Mars, this is the only planet that can sustain life.
So save it while you still can. Or it will be literally hot as hell on Earth. Here a few things you can do at your level to stop global warming :-
Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Inflate Your Tires
Change Your Air Filter
Use the washing machine or dishwasher only when they are full
Use Recycled Paper
Adjust Your Thermostat
Change the AC Filter
Choose products that come with little packaging and buy refills when you can
Buy fresh foods instead of frozen
Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases
Take a shower instead of a bath
Take Shorter Showers
Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
Defrost old fridges and freezers regularly
Buy Products Locally
Buy Minimally Packaged Goods
Cover your pots while cooking
Buy a Hybrid Car
Buy a Fuel Efficient Car
Carpool When You Can
Don’t Idle in Your Car
Plant a Tree
Insulate Your Water Heater
Replace Old Appliances
Do not leave appliances on standby
Put on a Sweater
Insulate Your Home
Air Dry Your Clothes
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
Switch to Double Pane Windows
Buy Organic Food
Bring Cloth Bags to the Market
Turn off Your Computer
Eat less meat
Encourage your school or business to reduce emissions
Ditch the Plastic
On a lighter note, Global Warming may be helpful to some beings after all!!
Tips taken from StopGlobalWarming.Org