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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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how does climate changes will impact your life?

Does exist enough evidences about climate changes or It is just a myth? How do you imagine that climate changes will impact your life?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    Climate change is definitely not a myth @SCanF even it doesn’t impact on me directly very much. For most people living in cities and in certain parts of the world, they might not really notice but when you spend time in the Himalayas and see how the glaciers are melting, or see how the ice floes in the Arctic and Antarctic are breaking up, then you can understand better that there is a change in temperatures.
  • SCanFSCanF Posts: 18 ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Hi @mherede, I partially agree with you. Do you really believe that climate change doesn't affect directly you?

    (If you find some mistakes in my writing...plese, tell me)

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    Climate change affects everyone in some way @SCanF, whether in terms of what the weather is doing outside, or if they are farmers, what they can or cannot grow any more. I am glad that I don't live in a place where they have extreme weather like hurricanes and torrential rain.
  • SCanFSCanF Posts: 18 ✭✭
    HI @mheredge, I agree. unfortunately climate extreme events will be increasingly present in our lifes. :'(
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    It is criminal how the USA refuses to see it as an issue @SCanF.
  • SCanFSCanF Posts: 18 ✭✭
    Hi @mheredge, the political perspective of the Trump´s administration about climate changes is awfully confused. I believe that this current position of the USA is not consolidate yet.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    I'm meeting an American friend tomorrow who is a climate change scientist who researches the glaciers in the Everest area. He tries his best warning disbelievers about climate change @SCanF. He has his work cut out trying to convince people like the Trump administration.
  • SCanFSCanF Posts: 18 ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Hi @mheredge, I know how hard it is. Unfortunately conservative polititians aren't open to the real world and Its real demands. They don´t mind the danger and consequences related to the climate changes. On the other hand I think that this resistence is a natural process that will be broke in the middle or long term. The path dependence in terms of energetic matrix, for example, is a hard challenge that involves billions and billions of dollars in terms of new investments and emergence of new economic players in the global level that will lead the economic and technologyc changes. So, in short, in my poin of view the climate change is also related to the power within the global governance and the current power doesn't want to change. My writing in English in not so good... do you understand my point of view?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    Unfortunately you are right @SCanF. Politics and commercial interests dictate how seriously some countries take the problem. Too many people are not thinking about the future of our planet. They just want to make money now, regardless of the longer term consequences.
  • mounamouna Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭
    In my town it's so hot and scorching,this climate affects a lot of our life,we couldn't adapt our activities in the summer,most people leave the city to another city which a littele bit warm.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    It tends to be very hot in the south of Nepal in the summer @mouna. In Kathmandu it is not so bad, but today although it is only 29 degrees, it is very humid and consequently feels a lot warmer than it is.
  • SCanFSCanF Posts: 18 ✭✭
    Hi @mouna, where are you from?
  • mounamouna Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭
    @SCanF.I'm from Algeria and I live in the south of Algeria in the Sahara.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    On Sunday I will be meet a friend who is a climate change scientist. I'm looking forward to hearing about what he's doing in the Everest area. He's been studying the risk of floods if the glaciers melt and there are what is called glacial lakes' outbursts when the ice that holds the water melts and there are sudden flash floods.
  • sammanisammani Posts: 432 ✭✭✭
    it is terrible.becuase of heavy raining we can't protect our tea estate well.so tea leaves have become very dark and they are ready to die.I don't know the exact word for it in english.but anyway it is really difficult to pick tea leaves too.there for the bad weather condition affects us very strongly.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,407 mod
    The monsoon seemed to last much later than usual this year, in Nepal at least. It was still raining a bit a few days ago just before I left. Normally it should have stopped raining several weeks ago.
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