ACT#8 “What is so Bad about Climate Change?”

climate change projection

Listen to this play on the radio! 

CAST

Traveler1
Traveler2

(Sound of walking and sudden rain)

TRAVELER1: “Holly caw!  Rain again!  Let’s go there under the tree!”

TRAVELER2: “Isn’t it so strange we get so much rain in this season?”

TRAVELER1: “Yah, this is what they call climate change.  Things normally do not happen, like draught, heavy rain and storm, early blossom, and earthquake happen.

TRAVELER2: “I am not so sure what is so bad about it.”

TRAVELER1: “Do you know what is called Ozon Layers?”

TRAVELER2: “Isn’t that some layers of air covering the earth?”

TRAVELER1:: “Yah, it is supposed to be covering the earth for protection.”

TRAVELER2:: “What kind of protection?”

TRAVELER1:: “From too much harmful UV radiation from the sun.”

TRAVELER2:  ”OK, that is the one brokeng up these days.”

TRAVELER1:: “It has been broken up for decades now to the serious extent.”

TRAVELER2:“In what way?

TRAVELER1:”Breaking up of the layer is causing much of the over-heating on the earth.”

TRAVELER2: ”That is what they call Global Warming!  But can we die from it?”

TRAVELER1: ”Yes, you can die from it. In fact, there have been serious damages and death around the globe.  The problem is you cannot predict what and how will happen.  You hear the story on land slide, earthquake, increase of sea levels, sudden spread of disease because of the heat.”

TRAVELER2: “Have they not been there all the time?”

TRAVELER1: “They were but at the predictable level.  Now you cannot predict how it is going to damage the community earth.  Vulnerable ones are the ones getting the worst hits.”

TRAVELER2: “So how can we prevent it?”

TRAVELER1:”We just need to slow down the depletion of the ozon layer. To do that you need to reduce the amount of waste, environmental pollution, and cutting of woods.   You want to reduce driving cars, use of electric appliance,  coal and plastic, using light bulb or even flashing toilet too. “

TRAVELER2: “Why?”

TRAVELER1: “Because it is part of producing carbon dioxide.”

TRAVELER2: “I don’t think it is possible to live without them.”

TRAVELER1: “That is the thing.  We are heading for destruction.  The best way to live is to live like cave men.”

TRAVELER2:”Hunting and fishing? “

TRAVELER1: “And farming—without using chemicals.  Looks like the sun is coming…”

TRAVELER2:”Humm, now I get the picture.  Human beings have caused much harm to themselves by inventing technologies.  All those inventions are creating destruction, like cars, train, electric goods and ships, etc.”

TRAVELER1: “It’s time to look at ourselves and live the way we are suited naturally—after all, technologies are used to advance ourselves for selfish gain without much of the thoughts for balancing the earth.”

(Stopping the rain and the sound of birds singing)

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ACT#7 “Clean up begins from your kitchen!”

Trash

Listen to this play on the radio!

CAST
Hamburger
Coke bottle
Plastic Container
Fried Chicken

(Sound of Rain)

HUMBURGER: “You are pushing me too much!  Step back, step back!”

COKE BOTTLE: “Sorry, I know I can be hard…Who are you?”

HAMBURGER: “I am a left over hamburger, the kid who bought me at a first food restaurant did not finish me and threw me into this plastic bag.  Who are you?”

COKE BOTTLE: “I am the coke bottle, the same kid was drinking.  You start to smell real bad, hamburger…”

HAMBURGER: “Sure, I am.  I am trying to die but cannot die in this plastic bag..”

COKE BOTTLE: “Why can’t you die?”

HAMBURGER: “I am a half-dead but because I am not in the soil, I cannot be decomposed.”

COKE BOTTLE: “What is decomposed?”

HAMBURGER: “To go back to the soil, or ground.  If I am outside and beaten in this rain, I should be able to go back soil easy.  And I can feed  plants and trees, but inside this plastic…”

COKE BOTTLE: ”Why don’t I go back to the ground?”

PLASTIC CONTAINER: “You are made of chemical.  So am I.”

HAMBURGER: “Who are you?

PLASTIC CONTAINER:”I am the plastic box that you were inside when the boy bought you.”

COKE BOTTLE: ”I am made of chemicals?  I cannot die?”

PLASTIC CONTAINER: ”Nope.  We stay like this forever.  We are what they call, environmental pollution because we cannot decomposed.  We are just unwanted forever.”

HAMBURGER: “No wonder the community earth is getting dirtier and dirtier.  There are so much unwanted materials that cannot go back to earth.”

PLASTIC CONTAINER: “Well, we will just increase in number because human beings like to make us.  But in your case, you cannot go back to the earth well since you are inside plastic bag.”

HAMBURGER:”I know I can just create bad smell.  I wish I was outside so that I can be the soil again and nurture the trees and plants.  Because I am inside I stay a half-dead…”

PLASTIC CONTAINER: “Yah, if human beings have sense to separate bottles, plastic, and leftover food, that will help.”

COKE BOTTLE: “They won’t understand, they will like to increase the waste…”

HAMBURGER:  “What will happen if the waste continues to increase?”

PLASTIC CONTAINER: “No good..this is the reason why the climate change happen. If they can separate bottles, plastic and leftover food…it will slow down.”

HAMBURGER:  “Yah, and return the food to the ground, you know, people in the old age used to dig pit and throw unwanted food in there.  Oh looks like a new residents arrived here..”

FRIED CHICKEN:  “Hi, I am a leftover chicken…how do I get back to the ground?”