What's It Like Where You're From?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

If the whole world doesn't get on board to curb emissions, the negative effects of climate change may overwhelm the earth anyway. After all, global warming knows no international boundaries. We want to hear from immigrants - how is climate change addressed in your home country? Or is it development at any cost?

Comments [9]

Nick from UWS -- hoping they are American -- and also that they come from lands that are populated by millions more just like them…

Apr. 22 2014 06:58 PM
John A

To Pegs point,
It's about 10 months a year where in wealthy Westchester I will see a big SUV parked with the engine running and the "climate control" on. No sence in returning to a car that's too cold or too hot. Even on a seemingly perfect day like today. How to educate the educated?

Apr. 22 2014 11:51 AM
Nick from UWS

Has anybody noticed how beautifully articulate and focussed in their thoughts and comments are callers from Yemin, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Columbia, Iraq, Iran, etc etc...and how so many American callers can barely string two words together?

Apr. 22 2014 11:43 AM
Janet from Westchester

I haven't heard any mention of one of the biggest problems for the world - population control!

Unless something is done about it, there will not be enough food and water, let alone clean air
to breathe, for the exponentially growing population. Most developed countries have learned
to control it, but the poorer countries have the problems of ignorance and religion that impedes
their ability to reduce their growth rate to a sustainable level. Climate change will only make
it worse, and probably cause many more wars between the haves and have nots.

Apr. 22 2014 11:41 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I usually object to hearing environmentalism portrayed as elitist, but if reducing use of cars & eating less meat could be promoted in China & India as what "elites" are doing in the US, maybe people there whose economic situation is improving would imitate this behavior & mitigate the environmental effects!

Apr. 22 2014 11:41 AM
J.C. from NYC

After Hurricane Sandy there was a lot of discussion on the rapid development of some NJ towns and how that contributed to the flooding of NJ after the terrible rains.
It puts such a strain on the sewage system too. Whole dead zone in the ocean b/c they are being oxygen deprived.

Apr. 22 2014 11:39 AM
Peg from Rural NY

It's not only India, where class consciousness limits who will travel on public transit. Right here in the US, so many friends and family are "shocked" when I take the bus to visit them. It's a class thing here too.

Apr. 22 2014 11:38 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

One of our first climate wars is already here, the civil war in Syria. In the early to mid 2000’s Syria and the eastern Turkish mountain watershed experienced a continuous extreme drought. Farmers where unable to live on their ancestral land. They sold the land to make ends meet and later out of desperation moved to Damascus. The government had no response to their plight. Their anger and displacement from the land became the fuel for the current civil war.

Apr. 22 2014 11:29 AM

I don't do well on the air, so please, please, please, read this for me. I'm chairing the 25th anniversary Earth Day Committee in Fanwood, NJ. We have the traditional Borough-wide cleanup, but to celebrate our 25th year of participation in Earth Day we're planning a big celebration. Give-aways will include seedling trees, composting equipment and other environmental goodies. We've booked North Avenue, a fabulous local band for entertainment, and a local poet who will read winning Earth Day poetry contest winners. We'll also have environmentally related information tables and activities for children.

Apr. 22 2014 10:47 AM

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