Its gettin hot in here

Its gettin hot in here
So take off all your clothes – a cut from Nelly’s song Hot in here.

This is really happening!

It is climate change indeed! And it is our biggest enemy this 20th century.  More popularly known as Global Warming. Scorching summer here in the Philippines served as one of its proof.

If you think that the heat you’re currently enduring is normal because it is summer, please take my advise and stay indoors or go to cool places such as Baguio or Canada or if you got lots of moolah, perhaps having a Disney vacations with your love ones is a great idea.

According to PAGASA since March 08, 2010, they have not put out the possibility of a heat wave, and this month of April; Manila had temperature that rise up to 37 degrees, when our average temperature is only around 27 degrees, OMG!

It was even reported in Philstar that the “Palarong Pambansa” (Sports Event) which was done in San Jose, Tarlac, had to be suspended by DepEd for a few hours to prevent the athletes from possible incident of heat stroke.

El Nino in the Philippines

drought

When we hear El Nino the first thing that comes into our minds is drought, that’s correct! And the person or persons that would strike the most are the  farmers from rural areas, while most of the time we at the urban side just complain about the hot temperature brought by it, and probably the only good thing it brings is the instant fat burner it provides for us. lol

But this time around its not only the hot temperature Filipinos would need to endure. Due to El Nino most dams in Luzon and Mindanao were hitting its critical state. Water crisis hit some areas in Luzon causing them not to receive any water supply, an area in Manila had even reported of not receiving 2 weeks of  supply, while on other areas which receives 24 hours of water supply was cut into 12 hours or even less.

Add to these problems are the electricity shortage which is still caused by El Nino, as I have researched, 21 percent of the electricity used by Filipinos are from hydro power plant, rotating electricity cutoff was experienced recently due to power shortage. Well hope it will end soon but experts said that it may last until late June that’s still more than a month long.