No doubt, the planet is acting up – hot in one region, cold in the other; floods in one area, drought in the other.
Al Gore and his caravan are spreading the news of global warming and globally warning us that we need to heed his call to be aware of what we are doing to the planet. He will be on the Oprah Show Tuesday, 5 November.
I am grateful that Mr Gore has taken on global warming for the benefit of the planet.
We know that there are mountains, plains/valleys, forests, deserts, land surrounded by water, urban conglomerates – different ecozones in which people reside.
But what many of us usually understand about global warming is that it mainly refers to urban living, urban life. But since this is a shared planet, we need also to know we each contribute to the degradation of ,or sustainability of, the condition of the other ecozones? How are they sustaining our lifestyles? Or affecting our livelihoods? And how are we affecting theirs?
When we look at the global nature of warming as relates to lives, lifestyles and livelihoods, we might begin to realize how intricately intertwined we all are.