Can you feel the temperature rising? It’s summer alright but lasting the day without sweating, without even doing something is a challenge enough. My kids love playing outside the house in the afternoon, now, they would just find something creative to do inside the house and in front of the electric fan in full blast. With the crazy rise in temperature, the risks of heat-related illness and even death for the most vulnerable human populations rise as well.
This is just one of the many effects of climate change. As a mom, I’m not only afraid of such bad effects on my kids and some other kids but I’m more concerned that this may get worse as the years progress. Thinking about it made me realize the cumulative effects, so what happens when my kids become older? What would become of the environment they will have to live in?
So what is climate change exactly?
Many studies would refer to us humans as the main element of global warming. When our planet suffers an energy imbalance and gains or loses heat, global warming happens. There are a number of different forces which can influence the Earth’s climate. When the sun gets brighter, the planet receives more energy and warms. When volcanoes erupt, they emit particles into the atmosphere which reflect sunlight, and the planet cools. When there are more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the planet warms. These effects are referred to as external forcings because by changing the planet’s energy balance, they force climate to change. However, science have constantly revealed that we too have been culprits in the planet’s deterioration.
If you really want to know and also how we can help our planet survive rapid changes in the climate, let’s come and experience a day of exploration as The Mind Museum opens a special exhibition that will make you think about your relationship with the planet on April 25, Friday. Dubbed as The Apocalypse Project: Imagined Futures, it is a speculative design exhibition that explores possible lifestyles as climate change continues to affect the planet. It aims to empower the public to embrace climate change as a personal challenge through the following exhibit areas:
- T.E.M.P.S (The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store) presents: The Smell Bar of Vanishing Scents
- Climate Change Couture: Volume 2, Manila
- The Fadelist: Tracks of Endangered Sounds
- The Climatoscope: Futurescapes of Planet Earth
- The Planetary Poetry Board
The exhibit opens tomorrow, April 25, 2014. This will be a great and informative summer activity not only for the kids but for the whole family.
See you there!