By: RaY KinZoKu

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Haze craze ~

~ finally comes to Kota Bharu..

~ NORMAL DAY ~ ( 20 April 2004 : 1730 )

~ ABNORMAL DAY ~ ( 13 August 2005 : 1730 )

Two days ago, while the West Coast was heavily engulfed by the haze,
the weather in Kota Bharu was so fine, the sky was blue.

But yesterday,
the haze started to move into Kelantan, brought by the dry Southwest Monsoon wind.
the air pollution index (API) for Kota Bharu is reported to gone up 50% than the day before, measured at the moment, 100 API, unhealthy but still safe for aviation alike.
I guess that the World is so small and the East Coast is not that lucky anyway.
~ and these atmospheric pollutants are certainly no joke !

Take Mount Tambora in Indonesia as an example.
Erupted 1815, sending debris and volcanic dust thousands of meters into the atmosphere.
The dust blocked light and heat from the sun which eventually lowered the Earth temperature to a few unnoticeable degrees.
However, the effect on human lives was tremendous not just to the people of Tambora but to the people, thousands of kilometers way, in Europe and North America as the article below explains :

The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora on 5 April 1815 was one of the largest eruptions in history. Tambora spewed sulphur-rich gases that rose to a height of 28 miles and created a giant sun filter in the northern hemisphere that caused the spring and summer of 1816 to be extremely cold across Europe and North America. Snowfalls and frost occurred in June, July and August and all but the hardiest grains were destroyed. Destruction of the corn crop caused farmers to slaughter their livestock. Soup kitchens were opened to feed the hungry. Sea ice formed in the Atlantic shipping lanes and glaciers advanced down mountain slopes to exceptionally low levels. Hundreds of thousands died of starvation as crops failed, touching off a wave of migration to the American South and Midwest....
( more at )

To suffer from natural disaster is one thing,
but to suffer from man-made disaster is a whole different thing.
One might argue that the Haze wont attribute much to the global catastrophy like that of Mount Tambora.
But the Haze itself is a minute example compared to other mistreatments we currently do to our mother nature.
Our very existence is fragile and our every action against nature comes with a reaction,
affecting our own lives no matter where we live.

Isn't it ironic that we dare be wiped off from this planet by our own hands?

Think about it.

Mischief has appeared on the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have earned; that He may give them a taste of some of (the actions) they have done, in order that they may return
(The Holy Quran: Ar-Rum 30: 41).

Others :
The Year Without A Summer
The Holy Quran: Ad Dukhan ( The Smoke )

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