by Full-time Virtual Assistant
During the summer months, we hardly experience any rain here in the Philippines. There came a time that we didn’t experience rain for weeks. Our power supply provider can’t accommodate the energy that our city requires 24/7.
The main reason is that we’re experiencing summer weather along with the El Nino Phenomenon. They’re like a perfect combination to generate more heat.
Living on the Tropical
Summer weather is already too hot to handle. How much more hot does it get if it is accompanied by a phenomenon? It greatly affects our livelihood, especially farmers, who greatly contribute to the whole island; I think no one is exempted from this tragedy. Because of this, our local government decided to utilize cloud seeding.
Cloud seeding is a weather modification where it creates rain with the use of silver iodine or dry ice into a cumulonimbus cloud.
Yes, they don’t just seed it to any of the clouds above. They should look for a particular cloud to have it seeded with the use of a plane.
Its effectiveness is not really satisfactory, considering the earth rotates and they can’t water their prime objective—into the farm.
We, as citizens who are greatly affected, are happy to have at least experienced some rain during these months. Actually, it happened in July of this year where summer has supposedly ended during the month of June.
The reason why I wrote this post is that, it affects my job as well. I am often compromised from my work since the power supply is not enough to provide for the whole city. Four hours brought about a big loss already, and often it will end up making up for my loss.
And if this happens more often, I will no longer be able to have my own relaxation time since I have to spend it catching up.
And it has to do with how we handle Mother Nature. People are becoming abusive and this is why we suffer from our own mistakes. And only if we could fix it easily—but, alas, we cannot.
Please share your thoughts about this post. Do jump in on the comment box =)