The tree that cost only RM8-00 (US$2-00) a decade ago
where I bought a seedling and planted it along the small stream in front of my house...
Majority of Malaysians enjoy living in a green environment. Over the last 10 years, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall has planted ONE million trees around the city.... that is a lot. And recently the Ministry of Housing and Local Government announced and set a new target to ensure one million trees be planted in every States for next 5 years. One day, we will then have another 14 million new trees around the entire country....but the minister has forgotten we have more than 80"(ranging from 220-390 centimeters) of rainfall annually... the 14 million figures may possibly end up with 20 million new crops in and around Malaysia!
WOW... RM8-00 x 1,000,000 = 8,000,000 x 14 = ?
in replying a question relates to preservation of environment,
Our Ex-Premier did counter-ask some hostile foreign media once:
" IF the duty of preserving the environment is solely our job,
then how much should we put a price tag on a kg of O2 then ? "
Unfortunately, to the green-loving Malaysian - Oxygen is not treated as a commodity here.
But - Aren't trees lucky ?
At least no one will 'short' them as what has happened in the currency market during the Asian Financial Crises.
But an inspiring but disturbing thought is -
neither any of the tropical ASEAN member countries fell trees for mass paper pulp manufacturing.
while at the same time, paper pulp has been given a new definition as a "commodity"
and trees have been 're-defined' now as cultivated crops by the developed nations instead.
Strange, just seems like trees at 'elsewhere' cannot emit oxygen..
so, I tend to like computers more now, becoz' they are paperless.
Malaysia's Looooooong record of forest management underlines the commitment to preservation of the environment. The government has pledged to maintain a high percentage of local area under natural forest and tree cover (under the Langkawi Convention, the heads of Commonwealth Governments Meeting in 1988) ..... -MTC-
So, a single line conclusion is - in many areas, I think we know a lot more about GOOD forest management
than many of those who only uses the mouth to manage forestry...(CHECK SOME CRUEL FACT BELOW)
Another sickening fact to update you: a media report recently claimed a best selling novel such as Harry Porter requires the equivalent of 20 million + trees fell to publish. Well, obviously we didn't supply the paper pulp..don't blame us. Why don't they consider Harry Potter in CD ? we has a little Aluminum to export-lah..CD does need Aluminum coating right ?
5/10 it is not a very nice feeling to see your own country's name is listed below.....
While the world's climate has always varied naturally, the vast majority of scientists now believe that rising concentrations of "greenhouse gases" in the earth's atmosphere, resulting from economic and demographic growth over the last two centuries since the industrial revolution, are overriding this natural variability and leading to irreversible climate change. They also concluded that "..the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.. ".
"Identified" Greenhouse Gases ("GHG "):
Carbon dioxide (CO2); Methane (CH4); Nitrous oxide (N2O); Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)
| Energy | Fuel combustion; Energy industries; Manufacturing industries
and construction; Transport; Other sectors
| Fugitive emissions from fuels |
Solid fuels; Oil and natural gas; Other
| Industrial processes |
Mineral products; Chemical industry; Metal production; Production of halocarbons
and sulphur hexafluoride; Consumption of halocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride etc.
| Solvent and other product use |
Agriculture; Enteric fermentation; Manure management; Rice cultivation; Agricultural soils;
Prescribed burning of savannas; Field burning of agricultural residues etc.
| Waste |
Solid waste disposal on land; Wastewater handling; Waste incineration etc.
to decrease in total aggregate
GHG Emission from Annex 1
Russian Federations -47%; Ukraine - 20%; Poland 7.1%; Romania 4.4%; Bulgaria 3.2%; United Kingdom 2.7%
Contribution to INCREASE in total aggregate GHG Emission from Annex 1
United States of America + 60.5%; Japan +10.5%; Canada +7.2% Spain + 5.7%; Australia + 5.5%