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The heat is on

india Updated: Jul 14, 2007 00:08 IST

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With reference to Chaitanya Kalbag’s article Garam hawa (July 12), mankind has created immense disorder in the ecological system. The time has come to face the consequences of those misdeeds. We are already witnessing the ill-effects of global warming in the form of floods, drought, unusual precipitation and rising temperatures. The situation is alarming and there is an urgent need to check the sources of pollution.

Yashi Vikram, Delhi

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Experts are unanimous that global warming is man-made, which, in turn, has its roots in our conspicuous lifestyle. Our consumption is influenced more by whims and fancies than genuine need. We crave for more cars, more air-conditioners and other appliances, all of which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Let us not become blind imitators of the Americans, who are the biggest polluters.

GC Biswas, via e-mail

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The soaring temperature in London, the hottest global years between 1995 and 2006, the change in weather, the rising sea levels and the rapid retreat of glaciers over the years are all indicators of global warming. We cannot hope to adopt an ostrich-like attitude to these natural disasters.

K Venkataraman, Delhi

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