Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Big Chill

Everyone in Seoul (or perhaps in the whole of Korea) is complaining about the sudden drop in the thermometer.

Due to the Siberian winds breezing through the Korean peninsula, everyone woke up to a very chilly Monday morning!  And as the flirty Korean weather girl said on TV, this will last for a few more days, perhaps until the end of the chilly week.

From 1 degree in Seoul to a negative ten (-10’) up on Mount  Seorak, these temperatures are making every one wonder if the autumn season is actually over, and that it’s time to bring out the winter clothes.  And I say not yet.

But why the big chill? Well, for one, we can blame the Siberian winds for these very cold days in October. But these drastic weather changes may be due to global warming, which means we have only ourselves to blame (what a surprise). 

From excessive burning of fossil fuel, deforestation, careless dumping of garbage, wasteful use of natural resources, pollution, to name the most obvious ones, part of the blame is on ourselves.

And instead of the big chill, we can all make the big change in the way we treat this planet, or we will regret it…..when it’s all too late.

In the meantime, everyone on the street is cold and bundled up, and hoping for a warmer weekend.


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