Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009

This is my third straight year participating in Blog Action Day. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. This year’s topic is Climate Change.


What is Climate Change

Climate change is basically the changes which are taking place in the climate, which impact on our livelihood and our sustainability. Climate change also refers to long-term fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, wind, and all other aspects of the Earth’s climate.

Climate Change and Jamaica

For most Jamaicans climate change is just a random work that they might hear occasionally on the radio, TV or read in the paper but I don’t think many fully understand what it means or how it affects us as a people and country. The government isn’t doing a good job of educating the public or even prioritizing the environment. Jamaicans need to learn now climate change affects agriculture, coastlines, biodiversity, water, weather and even the economy. Instead Jamaican is littered with dead climate change organizations, an incapable government and an impotent regional body that results in a predominantly clueless population.

More on  Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

Reading over this post it does sound kinda rantish but I guess that’s the kind of mood I am in today, take a look at the embedded video below and I welcome your feedback on the topic via comments below.

Past Blog Action Day Topics and Posts

In case you are interested in reading my past posts on blog action day in previous years the topic in 2007 was the Environment and my post was about environmental organizations in Jamaica while the topic last year was poverty and my post was about the UN End Poverty 2015 Campaign.


6 thoughts on “Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009

  1. Good post, brief and to the point. I’ve seen some people ramble endlessly. [zzz] Seems like you’re so far ahead from the average Jamaican, is it also because you’re so interested in Japan? Japan is much more cleaner even than some places in Europe, so it’s a good role model for how to make things run.

  2. I so agree with this post. Sometimes I wonder if the leaders in charge deliberately wants to have the general public ignorant about climate change. This is real and if we are not seeing the changes and effects now, we will in the near future – too late.

    I think this is a wonderful day for bloggers to unite around one topic. Hope it reaches. [jamaica]

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