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Inside an alien’s head… by Jenny Tuazon
A group of unidentified aliens visited the Asian Development Bank headquarters during an on-going high-level dialogue on climate and clean energy.

A group of unidentified aliens visited the Asian Development Bank headquarters during an on-going high-level dialogue on climate and clean energy.

The discussion of the need to prevent climate change continues apace. Honestly, I am not fed up about the issue but I’m fed up reading what the deniers have to say about it through the social media. So, I visited some blogs containing other topics to somehow get off from the usual blogs that I follow.

After browsing a couple of blogs, I came to stumble upon a quote that’s quite striking. It says, “You cannot f*ck the future, sir — the future f*cks you.” It came from a theology blog but then upon reading the quote, the issue on climate change began crawling inside my mind. Though I’m not sure of what the quote’s context is, I came to concoct my own understanding of it. Hell yes, nobody can mess up with our future here in this planet but I guess the  future itself will eventually give its final say whether we’re going to have a f*cked up one or not. In my humble opinion, what we need to do now is to welcome the choice of a solution that might actually motivate some action for once, even on alien’s method, rather than standing vainly in its stead.

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ADB and Global Warming by Chuck Baclagon
April 30, 2009, 6:26 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

This month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued the 250-page report, “The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review” which focuses on the impact on the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and is billed as the largest regional report of its type.

Climate change threatens Southeast Asia’s huge coastal cities and could slash crop output and access to clean water, triggering conflicts unless the region adapts and cuts its carbon emissions, the ADB report concludes.

However, ADB has been pushing dirty energy and false solutions related to the energy sector in a big way, especially clean coal. And surprisingly, in the report, it proposes nuclear power as one of global warming mitigation options. Yes, they say that the report does not represent ADB’s view per se, but Business as Usual is something ADB has inherited.