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Join our Light Bulb Campaign and save energy

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 January, 2007, 12:00am

I read a story in the Young Post about the iconic Doomsday Clock. Scientists have moved the hands two minutes closer to planetary apocalypse.


They believe the twin dangers of climate change and nuclear proliferation are more threatening than terrorism. We rely too much on burning fossil fuels for energy, and we cut down millions of trees.


I think every country must act now. Governments must expand their recycling programmes, and find new means of generating power.


There are many ways each of us can help: you could recycle household goods, lower the temperature on your hot water tank to 120 degrees, and buy food and other products with reusable or reduced packaging.


LEE LEE Thanks for your letter, Lee Lee. The Doomsday Clock is, indeed, a wake-up call for the world. Your letter reminded me of an article I read in the International Herald Tribune this morning. The story discusses China's huge energy needs and its serious environmental problem. The solution could be alternative energy. You can read it online at www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/19/business/yuan.php


Meanwhile, I invite you to join Young Post's Light Bulb Campaign, which we launched yesterday. All we ask you to do is to change as many light bulbs from a regular one to an environmentally-friendly one. E-mail yp@scmp.com and tell us how many bulbs you've changed. We'll print your name in the paper!


Kate, Editor


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