Sunday, April 15, 2007

Kuwait Warming

"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place, we are entering a period of consequences."
Winston Churchill

After watching the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, I was alarmed by how real global warming is and the urgent need for action. Add to this the implication on our local environment and our economy that is dependent on producing fossil fuel, oil, which is one of the main contributors to global warming.

Scientists now agree that global warming is real and if we don’t act now the consequences will be devastating. So what will happen to our local environment in Kuwait and how will we cope if the world reduces its reliance on oil? What can we do within our means to act against global warming? Even though the issue is dead serious, I will offer some foolish answers:

1. The government is already ahead by fixing the official temperature not to exceed 50 c; this way we will not be affected by global warming.
2. As sea level increases, our islands will sink. This is a relief to the private sector which is developing those islands as it will be taken away by Mother Nature and not the government.
3. As countries turn food into fuel to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and because we have sufficient fossil fuels that no one wants, we do the reverse and turn it into food. So when you order Shawarma for example you will have the following options: regular, premium or ultra.
4. I can’t think of #4 blame it on global warming!
5. Finally after experiencing summers in Kuwait we can only say one thing about global warming: bring it on!


eshda3wa said...

the best solution i have seen yet

its the governments responsibility to spread awareness

as for ur bring it on ... no thank u! HOLD BACK

Grey said...
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Grey said...

My Bad ! i didn't read that 'foolish answers part" i thought you were sayin it for real ! Sorry !
4# Year 2050 : ferry service available now to work from Salmiya to Al Rai through 5th ring road

1001 Nights said...

LOOL That cracked me up!

Number 4.We Kuwaitis are glad to take on the extra heat as it saves us money otherwise spent on bronzers. After all, nothing looks better than a healthy glow!

Kinano said...



See who wins the fight, us or the stupid sun :P

Hilarious post mate.

Bu Ziyad said...

eshda3wa: by the time government is aware it will be the ice age!

wolf: good suggestion! probably faster than being stuck in trafic!

nights: yeah we might as well make something out of it.

kinan: its gona be a tough fight.

Kinano said...

Yes! But we shall be victorious ;)

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Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the documentary, but i have the book. You're right, it horrifying to literally see photographs of how lakes have either shrunk or disappeared all together these last 40 years. Then off course, whatever water (lake/ocean) is left will ultimately undergo a chemical transformation and turn acidic...

My foolish comment: real estate in Messila, Bide3, Funtas, & along the gulf road won't be so ridiculously expensive anymore...aww too bad for them ;) sell now..