The Preserve Hua Hin Group Campaigns against Global Warming


The Preserve Hua Hin Group Campaigns against Global Warming Presentation by Stuart Scott Observed By Chamnan Puengjoh -Edited by Hua Hin Today – Jerry Mosselman The Preserve Hua Hin Group, in cooperation with the Hua Hin Municipal Office and through a presentation by Mr. Stuart Scott the former advisor of the Vice President of America – Al Gore, will campaign against global warming, abuse of natural resources and deforestation.

This project, carried out by local students, community leaders and hotel owners, is the result of a presentation on global warming entitled, “Climate Crisis”, presented by Mr. Stuart Scott and attended by the Hua Hin Mayor Mr. Jira Pongpaiboon, municipal executives, students, community leaders, Chief of the Tourist Police Khun Kong, Hotel and Resort owners and the Chief Consulting Editor of Hua Hin Today Jerry Mosselman. Hua Hin Today is publishing exclusively articles on Global Warming and Environmental responsibilities in close cooperation with Stuart Scott and The Global Warming organization. Unfortunately most of the Hotels & Resorts were not represented at the presentation. It is no use to discuss Global Warming and create measurements against it if no one seriously participates. This is not a political campaign but it is an earth saving program.

We are on a main course towards disaster which, it seems, no one realizes. Global warming is currently the main problem of global changes, such as earthquakes, excess rain, draughts, forest fires among others. Such problem contributes to economic, environmental damages and poverty worldwide. According to Mr. Krib Rojanistien Managing Director of Chivasom Resort and Chairman of Preserve Hua Hin, Thailand suffers from excess rain during the rainy season, causing severe floods that cause serious damages to cities and fields. Draughts during the dry season in which temperature reaches as high as 40 degree celcius are becoming more common.

This is because of deforestation and carbon emissions to the atmosphere. In Prachuabkhirikhan, especially in Hua Hin, erosion is the main problem as water levels become higher every year. In addition, the cold season from December until March is not ‘cool’ enough to stabilize the climate. “I have been living in Hua Hin for 50 years and found that the city is now experiencing drastic changes on geological ecology. This is a high concern as green house gasses have been released more and more over the years due to urban development and immigration. Traffic congestions and increasing automobile registrations, burning mineral oil products is also a problem that contributes to global warming.

Unless we solve the problem now, our city will suffer a lot and permanent damage to our ecological system will be irreversible,” said the Khun Krib. Mr. Krib proposed that the influx of people in Hua Hin should be closely monitored and use of electricity and water should be controlled. Deforestation should be controlled and largely prohibited. Infrastructure should be taken care of. Moreover, Hua Hin should apply alternative energies like wind and solar instead of fossil fuel. Khun Krib also suggested planting more trees in the city because they act as a ‘filler’ that absorbs carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

Garbage should be separated and re-cycled and collected regularly. It is good to know that Hua Hin is now using alternative energy from dumped plastic such as bottles and bags. In the future, unless people take good care of the environment, natural disasters will damage the world. Countries in South Africa are suffering from severe draughts and increasing earthquakes as the recent ones in Haiti and Chile which killed several hundred thousand.

In Asia, the threat is coming as people are fighting for food, shelters and natural resources whilst diseases that have been believed to have disappeared are returning to appear. Therefore, Hua Hin, the oldest holiday resort of Thailand and residence of the royal family of Thailand, should be made more aware of the problem and find a way to solve it for the next generation.