Look what the recent heat wave did to my chilli pepper, it was bright green one day and the very next day it was red hot. Yikes, at this rate we should be talking about Global Boiling and not Global Warming.
Off late, I have been staying indoors (with the AC chugging away at full blast) and complaining about the 100+ temperatures, the heat index and how the planet will blow itself up anyway. All this after surviving Pilani summers for four years without any air conditioning? What have I become? And this is the part that bothers me the most, my ecological footprint was much smaller then (0.7 compared to a honking 16 now), yet I think I complain more now. I am more aware of my environment now than before. I try to do all the right things like recyling and driving a fuel efficient car, but by virtue of living in a first world society I am still utilising the resources worth 16 acres of land. The average person in US has a eco footprint of about 24 acres per person but that comparison does not please me.