In an article in cnn a small village comprising roughly 400 prople close to Anchorage has sued 14 oil companies and a coal company for reportedly being the major cause for the global warming in the area. Their operations have caused such a drastic change in the weather pattern that the ice now forms later and melts earlier. The main livelihood for the villagers is fishing and the hunting of whale, shark,caribou etc. which has been greatly affected due to the irrepairable damage that has been inflicted on the ecosystem.
This reinforces the severity of global warming as we had stressed in class. We are living in a part of the world where the effects have not been felt yet and hence more extensive measures have not been implemented. I hope that the government now wakes up to the concerns of thousands of specialists who have been preeching the horrfying effects of climate change. Who knows, maybe 40 years down the line the places like Galveston and Freeport and New Orleans would be inundated in water. I just pray that it doesnt get down to that. We need to act now. Quoting Barack Obama -- this is the "time for Change"!