Today is Blog Action Day and I want to raise awareness of the climate change. Blog Action Day is a website that unites the blogosphere community to publish an article about the same topic on the same day. And today, 15th of October, the topic is environment. At last count, there are 16,235 blogs participating with over 13 millions readership through RSS.

There are 3 ways to participate:

1. Write an article about the environment (Check)

2. Donate your daily earning to an environmental charity (No advertising on my website so no revenue. :-( But I will keep chatting on WLM to support StopGlobalWarming.org charity)

3. Promote Daily Blog Action (Banner at the top so check) -> banner link removed by BlogAction

I am a big supporter of the Global Warming movement. I wrote the article about the Earth Day back in July and I have done what I said I was going to do including replacing four light bulbs at my apartment to CFLs. My laptop no longer run 24 hours. I turn off every light in the house during the day (unless I need it like in the bathroom) and turn off most of the lights in the evening when not in used. I have probably annoyed my roommate at this point but I do NOT care, it’s for a good cause. I make sure I turn off the water while I am brushing my teeth.

I also wrote an article about Windows Live Messenger initiative to share its advertising revenue with charity organization when you chat using the Windows Live Messenger. My charity of choice is StopGlobalWarming.org and I have personally responsible for having a few of my friends support the same cause.

What I never understand is why global warming has become a political issue. If you ever listen to the Republican boneheads, they will tell you global warming is a myth. If only they will pull their head out of their a*s, they too can realize what is good for the environment is good for the human kind. It’s not a political battle so do not make it as such. Is global warming a myth because Al Gore champions the cause? So much for the Nobel Peace Prize.

If you live in San Francisco, you can join the coalition of LightOutSF. Their mission is to fight the climate change with the flip of a switch. On Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 8-9 pm, they invite the whole city to install one fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour. You can join them at Dolores Park on that day between 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

Santa Barbara and LA has joined the effort. LightsOutSF will host LightsOutAmerica on March 29, 2008. You don’t have to live in these cities to make a difference. Save the date. Make a difference. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

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