I personally find this debate over the truth of global warming a waste of time. If it is true, then we should go all out to conserve and save resources. If it is false, we should still go all out to conserve and save resources. Why? Because treasuring and not wasting what we have is a virtue in itself. If we decide not to conserve and save, eventually the truth gets worse or the false may become true. We shouldn't wait till we are thirsty to dig a well.
Speaking of global warming, our City Square Mall which just opened not long ago was dubbed an eco-mall with it's eco features - water saving, energy saving etc. Nice. However, the introduction of a new mall in SG simply adds on to the total water and energy consumption in SG, not reduce it. The many existing malls could be modified to be more eco-friendly instead. If a mini-park was constructed instead of the mall, and trees planted, wouldn't it be better? Our lives are hectic and stressful enough, real rest comes from relaxation, not blasting our eyes with more lights, our ears with more sound, our nose with more smells, our tongue with more tastes, our body with more tactile sensations, our mind with more stuff. It's really sad that we have reach a point where we hardly know how to relax and think relaxation simply means numbing our mind and five senses with more stimulation.
I was near this eco-friendly mall recently and thought I should go in and check out the vegetarian stalls. I was surprised by the large number of food outlets and two food courts, with a third one about to open. Why are there so many food courts congregated in an eco-friendly mall? Also, I don't see a single vegetarian stall in both the banquet and kopitiam food courts, nor any vegetarian restaurant among the many restaurants in the building. I do see the usual guys like McD's and KFC. Talk about being eco-friendly :s