This was the very first time we took part in Betong Divisional Choral Speaking Competition. So much memories because we were inexperienced. But if it was not for this one special day, today we would not be where we are now!
A very good morning we bid to
The Honourable judges, ladies and gentleman
We, students of SMV Betong
For the first time, will entertain you with
Our tales of environmental issues
Hmm, sounds familiar, huh?
Like an old issue
But it’s an issue not to be taken for granted
See, touch, smell, taste and feel it around you
We all know what is going on
Sad, sad, sad, very sad,
What about the future generations?
Don’t you think it’s getting hot in here?
We all do!
It’s definitely the weather
Global warming for sure
How warm is the globe?
The temperature never ceased to rise for the past centuries
Yes, it has gotten everyone on earth talking about it
I worry about the climate change, the ice is melting worldwide
As the ice melts, the sea level rises too
It has become faster over the last century
Floods and droughts will become more common
Hurricanes and storms are likely to become stronger
It has something to do with the greenhouse effect
We should stop producing greenhouse gasses
Stop open burning
Use less air-conditioning
Walking and biking instead of driving
Less driving means fewer emissions
Checkout for mass transit system too
But we don’t have that here!
Oh yeah, you’re right! Too bad ...
Climate change sure sounds serious
Can’t imagine the world is over-heated or wholly covered by water!
It looks like we are coming to the end of the world!
(Sound effect: chainsaw and followed by a shout “Timber!”)
That is the sound of deforestation
When will it stop and rob us of our source of life?
How much per tree?
Kopi O la...
You not scared get caught meh?
Kopi O also ma... don’t worry la my friend
Karam Singh Walia won’t find us here one... (raising one hand) “Harapkan pagar, pagar tidak boleh diharap.”
Illegal logging obviously has deep impact on every creature
Imagine this world without trees!
Surely we will suffer and won’t survive the heat!
Tropical deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions
Burning of forest plants releases large amounts of carbon dioxide
More carbon dioxide means more hot air trapped in the atmosphere
And it increases the temperature
Poor animals, where will they live?
Many species are becoming extinct
As their habitats are destroyed
It will be a great loss to the human race
That is why we need to have reserved forest
To protect the natural environment
I love the refreshing feel of the National Park
Once in awhile, we need to escape
From the hustle and bustle of the city
We should start thinking green
So that we have clean water flowing from the river
and more picnics to enjoy with our family
Yes, waste no paper
Love our forest
Dump no rubbish into the water
Love our river
Take care of the wildlife
Love the animals
Yes, love our nature
Reduce, reuse, recycle
We are proud to be Malaysian
Because our eco-tourism spots are among the best in the world
Sipadan, a haven for divers
Mulu Caves and Kinabalu, World Heritage sites
Terengganu, home to the leather back turtles
Sepilok, home to the orang utans
Sarawak, a place like no others, home to the hornbills
We the young generation will ensure that our flora and fauna
And our rich biodiversity must remain intact
We must protect it for our future generations
We will not sell our lands to human greed
Let us all work together
To protect our mother nature
Who else would do that for us if not ourselves
Join Earth Hour
Switch off your lights
Let us walk together
Hand in hand
We can make our earth a better place
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