23 September 2014

Climate Change Protests, Haze And Formula One

Street protests calling for urgent action on climate change attracted hundreds of thousands of people in more than 2,000 locations worldwide on Sunday (21 September 2014).

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, who was present at the protest in Manhattan, said, "This is the planet where our subsequent generations will live. There is no Plan B because we do not have planet B."

Instead of joining in the global protest (lawfully, of course), some Singaporeans watched the Singapore Airlines Singapore Formula One race where drivers burnt a couple of thousand litres of fuel chasing one another under bright floodlights in their quest for glory for themselves and the constructors they represent.

Ironically, Singaporeans and the world were treated to an annual rerun of the Indonesian forest and plantation fires that pollute the environment, when winds brought the haze from Sumatra and Kalimantan to our shores and made the air quality unhealthy.

 

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