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Hot As Hell

October 23, 2009


That morning sneeze…

That morning chill in the air….

That extra laziness to get out of bed…. [extra because I feel lazy to get out of bed daily! :D]

That reluctance to wash one’s face with that cold water….

Even more reluctance to have a bath….Thank god for geyser!

Applying lots of moisturizer on dry skin and lip balm on dry lips….

Eating peas stuffed kachori, vegetable cutlets, carrots, spring onion (pyaj koli to be precise) sabzi ….

Smaller days and longer nights….

That bump in the elbow hurting real bad….

Sipping that warm coffee….

When I got up this morning, I found that winter is here already! In October!

But will it stay?

I am wondering this because the duration and the magnitude of Winter season has been decreasing every year in my town. It gets cold for two days and then again it is as hot as in summer. Last year it was proper Winter only for two weeks, that too in January. December was quite warm. All my sweaters including the Allen Solly ones which I had been waiting to show off didn’t get a chance to come out of the closet. Sigh!

Those who say global warming is a myth should come and stay in my town for a year. The temperature in summer reaches 46 deg C , the monsoon is erratic, no more 4-5 days of continuous heavy rain like we used to have many years ago, no more cold winter months and the pleasure of sleeping under quilts. And after the so called winter, its Summer again. There is no Spring practically!



I guess all of you had read several posts on October 15Β  about Global Warming as many bloggers had participated in Blog Action Day 2009. As I was on my Diwali vacation during that time and as I don’t think blogging about an issue should be restricted to just one day, I am blogging about it now. Moreover I have not added my blog to that website [as it asked for my password] but still I feel strongly about the issue. Today when I felt the first winter chill, I was happy!! But that happiness was short-lived as I remembered last year’s winter season and the change in my town’s climate over the past few years.

hourglass earth

Trust me, no matter how much water is found on the Moon or how many missions are sent to Mars, this is the only planet that can sustain life.

So save it while you still can. Or it will be literally hot as hell on Earth. Here a few things you can do at your level to stop global warming :-

Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Inflate Your Tires

Change Your Air Filter

Use the washing machine or dishwasher only when they are full

Use Recycled Paper

Adjust Your Thermostat

Change the AC Filter

Choose products that come with little packaging and buy refills when you can

Buy fresh foods instead of frozen

Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases

Take a shower instead of a bath

Take Shorter Showers

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Defrost old fridges and freezers regularly

Buy Products Locally

Buy Minimally Packaged Goods

Cover your pots while cooking

Buy a Hybrid Car

Buy a Fuel Efficient Car

Carpool When You Can

Don’t Idle in Your Car

Reduce Garbage

Plant a Tree

Insulate Your Water Heater

Replace Old Appliances

Do not leave appliances on standby

Put on a Sweater

Insulate Your Home

Air Dry Your Clothes

Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

Switch to Double Pane Windows

Buy Organic Food

Bring Cloth Bags to the Market

Turn off Your Computer

Eat less meat

Encourage your school or business to reduce emissions

Ditch the Plastic


On a lighter note, Global Warming may be helpful to some beings after all!!


Tips taken from StopGlobalWarming.Org

15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2009 10:06 am

    ya its getting hotter…we do to do these for our sake as the last toon shows πŸ˜‰

  2. October 25, 2009 2:34 am

    I prefer winter to summer … anyday …. I hate the heat … 😐

  3. krish permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:30 pm

    nice essay!!!

  4. December 3, 2009 10:49 pm

    Simple,pratical,yet highly informative tips ..Thanks a ton..will try my part…

  5. December 3, 2009 10:50 pm

    Loved the shark cartoon πŸ™‚

  6. December 10, 2009 7:53 pm

    Great post about global warming.

    But I’m not sure how “Put on a Sweater” will help for reducing global warming…

    • December 10, 2009 7:55 pm

      If you wear a sweater u wont use heater etc and consume less electricity which means less generation in thermal power plants and less emissions. simple!

      • December 10, 2009 9:54 pm

        Cool! Thanks for explaining….. πŸ™‚

    • sagar permalink
      November 18, 2010 9:57 pm

      yes it will try it

  7. January 16, 2010 10:02 am

    Global warming is still a topic of debate..While I accept I am no scientist, I do have a gut feeling that global warming is just being hyped! Especially with the recent snow fall in most parts of Europe, China, US etc! I read somewhere that atleast global warming might have taken a pause!
    Despite all the global warming beliefs, I think that the few things you mentioned above will definitely make this Earth a better place to live.
    The cartoon at the end is good πŸ™‚

  8. March 13, 2011 7:54 pm

    Global warming is a big concern.We all need to change our approach which is resulting into effects of global warming.We at Improsys ( ) are working on Problem solving methodology named Six sigma.Six Sigma talks on root causes of issues and focuses on elimination of those root causes. We feel that Six sigma methodolgy will be helpful for the same.

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