IPCC : Hot Earth / โลกร้อน – Update

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Climate Change / การเปลี่ยนแปลงสภาพภูมิอากาศ, General / ทั่วไป | 1 comment

Chiang Mai is quiet today as we enter a new year 2557 in the Buddhist calendar.

The smoke haze of the preceding months has eased following some welcome rains and wind.  The cooler weather which comes with the clouds of the rainy season may be a month or more away and as folk turn up the air-con Mae Moh burns more coal.

Mae Moh Coal Burning Power Plant

Mae Moh Coal Burning Power Plant

This photo appears in a report from Greenpeace on the positive news contained in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Please take time to read the report and if you are feeling the heat, try doing what the ancients of Chiang Mai used to do, wander up to the shade of the trees at the Huai Keow Arboretum between CMU and the zoo.

Also on Tuesday 22nd April the USA celebrates “Earth Day” and their consulate in Chiang Mai proposes organizing an activity here. We will keep you posted as details are released.

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  1. Advice from the US Consulate General , Chiang Mai : “Yesterday, we did go out to Doi Pui to work with the national park staff and a local Hmong village to clear out a 3 km firebreak in the forest. It turned out not to be purely a trash collection effort. We’ll be posting pictures and an explanation on our website shortly, and I’ll send you a link.

    Since Earth Day is tomorrow, it’s probably too short to organize a large activity for that, but I understand from my Thai colleagues that World Environment Day is more recognized in Thailand than Earth Day.

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