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PeNXGreenRevolution: SAVE OUR POLAR BEARS

PeNXGreenRevolution: SAVE OUR POLAR BEARS

Polar bears live on arctic sea ice. With its continuous melting caused by a warming Earth, what would happen to their species?

A warmer planet could result to melting of more ice making the Polar Bears vulnerable to extinction.

Would you like that?

The arctic sea ice continually deplete according to sources.

“Rising temperatures cause ice shelves to break up – as they are floating already this will not affect sea levels, it may cause the glaciers behind them to speed up their flow-rate considerably. These glaciers will add to sea-level rise if they melt”, according to Cool Antartica.

Yes, we already know that climate change is happening but is there something significant ordinary individuals can do?

Certainly!

First, educating everyone about Carbon Dioxide is the key.

Carbon Dioxide is a naturally occurring gas that is meant for naturally occurring organisms as well.

A fact about CO2 is that every living organism produce it and needs it in order to breathe.

CO2 is not bad at all but how does it contribute to climate change?

It’s because there are other unnatural factors producing it and natural organisms can’t use it. Man-made carbon can’t be used by humans and animals, they can’t inhale them. Plants can’t use it for photosynthesis.

Any carbon that is man-made contributes to climate change hence global warming and ocean acidity. People and industries release too much it and the planet doesn’t need it. It just goes up as anthropogenic emissions mainly caused by deforestation and burning of fossil fuel.

We have witnessed tons of unfortunate calamities , species extinction and alarming changes around the globe and it is getting worse. To name a few, intensified hurricanes, abnormal behaviors of organisms and flooding even with just ample amount of rain.

A revolution to mitigate the effects of climate change needs to be efficient.

You can spark change in your own little way.

Be conscious in your carbon production and find ways to replace the CO2 you emit. 

PLANT TREES because they absorb the CO2 through photosynthesis.

Join environmental drives that can raise awareness to improve the deteriorating condition of our planet. 

We better start right now to save what’s left of Mother Earth.

Think of every species’ whose welfare depends on us.

#SAVEOURPOLARBEARS #CAREFORMOTHEREARTH

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog, Others
MAN FOUND HIS WIFE’S ENGAGEMENT RING IN FLOOD WATERS

MAN FOUND HIS WIFE’S ENGAGEMENT RING IN FLOOD WATERS

After the calamity that left Houston devastated, Michael Brown went back to his home and saw waist – deep flood waters.

Most of their things were floating around him.

While he was obviously sad, he was still thankful that his family was safe.

Perhaps, his positivity paid off because he saw his wife’s engagement ring – a memorable item he bought several years ago.

If the same happens to you, what would you feel? 

It’s definitely a clear sign that things are going to be ok.

See full article here.

With the recent calamities happening around the globe, we have to be alert at all times. Apart from the usual emergency tips, it’s about time that we maximize technology. Why don’t you use an app that can send SOS?

Download PeN here for iPhone users and here for Android users. 

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Others

PeN HELPS FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOUTH ASIA TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILIES

SWEDEN, September 12 /PeN/PeN has been helping flood victims in South Asia in reconnecting with their families by providing free messages and calls services.

Because of the heavy rains brought by the monsoon, millions of people in South Asia have lost their homes, and are getting ill. Diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are already on the rise. And unfortunately, more than 1,400 people have died.

Click photo to view news link.

There are approximately 41 million people affected across Bangladesh, Nepal, Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Mumbai.

Aside from suffering from the physical loss and diseases, flood victims are also emotionally traumatized. That’s where PeN extends its services by providing more free calls and messages particularly in the affected areas.

“Sometimes, in order to feel better, you just need to know that somebody cares. Our current app users and total service usage in India, Nepal and Bangladesh have increased during this season, making PeN one of the most efficient ways to reconnect with families. We extended the low cost to almost free services because we know the dire need for this until, such time that the storm passes – literally and figuratively. And we intend to do the same, if there is a need to do so.”
– Charisma Quebral, PeN CMO

One of PeN’s core objectives is to be an instrument of communication for countries where there is limited internet connection.

The number of calls and messages serviced by PeN in South Asia increased by three times during the time of the flooding. The region is also considered the app’s major player with more than 250,000 users in that area alone.

 

Posted by Charisma Quebral in Blog
PHILIPPINES: THREE ALREADY DIED FROM STORM ‘MARING’ – WHAT TO DO AFTER FLOODING

PHILIPPINES: THREE ALREADY DIED FROM STORM ‘MARING’ – WHAT TO DO AFTER FLOODING

Photo from Pixabay

On Tuesday, September 12, Luzon Philippines experienced the wrath of the storm, Maring. An infant died due to a collapsed hospital, while 2 brothers from a different province died because of a landslide.

A lot of people have evacuated their homes because of flood waters in different regions. Employees were stranded and classes were suspended in Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon.

Here is a quick list of what you should remember when there is a flood

  • Always wear knee – high rubber boots
  • Try not to stay in water
  • Do not touch your face

Let your families and friends know that you are fine. Send them a PeN message or give them a call.

Download PeN here for iPhone users and here for Android user

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog
BANGLADESH RIPARIAN ZONE NEEDS SYSTEMATIC AND PRACTICAL WAYS TO COMBAT FLOOD.

BANGLADESH RIPARIAN ZONE NEEDS SYSTEMATIC AND PRACTICAL WAYS TO COMBAT FLOOD.

Climate change has always been pin-pointed as a major reason leaving quite an impact on today’s economy and society.

Just recently, Bangladesh was hit by a massive flood leading to extensive damages.

In 1988, a New York Times report has shown water-submerged Bangladesh having difficulties with supplies of clean water. Bangladeshi natives also had to deal with 935-1,800 deaths for that particular incident alone.

It seems like Bangladesh would have to deal with this problem every once in a while.

So what could be the reason behind it? A major contributing factor making Bangladesh prone to flooding could be its location.

Climate change seems to be a secondary factor affecting nature’s call, making geographic location as the primary reason for Bangladesh’s major flooding.

Bangladesh is a riparian zone, basically a floodplain that acts as a water basin when the river swells.

Once the sea level arises, inundating Bangladesh is inevitable. There are several entry ways for the flood water making the country a possible giant water world.

Over time, the population has also inflated making it a lot harder to manage the circumstances. The effects of flood will affect more natives in terms of more difficult access to rescue and relief operations.

But there is always a way to lessen the damages if not preventing the flood itself.

Since Bangladesh primarily lacks the capacity to prevent damages internally as a government, thinking of practical ways to lessen the suffering during flood season is the best idea.

There are initiatives teaching Bangladeshi natives how to make flood-proof houses and flood-proof farming as well.

Since they naturally reside near water systems,it is impractical to ask them to leave to find a safer ground.

Here are some ideas to compensate flood-related situations:

Building houses that are flood-proof. (Image source: PicQuery.com)

Floating gardens fro embattled farmers. (Image Source: Practical Action)

Download PeN Chat to have an access to their SOS feature. where you can make a FREE emergency call.

You can try these ideas while there is no solid plan on how to address these floods for the mean time.

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog