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Levent's story

Updated Monday, 15th March 2010

Explore the personal side of climate change with Levent's diary entry.

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Name: Levent

What first triggered your interest in environmental issues?

I recognized that the ecological and environmental balance of the world began to get broken down in 1980's, because neither the nature around me nor the weather was alike when I was a child.

What are you working on, concerned by, or motivated by at the moment?

Professionally, I'm a physician. On the other hand, I unfortunately do not work nor concerned by nor motivated by anything about environmental and ecological matters. I only watch the activities of GREENPEACE from TV occasionally, feeling proud of them...

What do you anticipate working on, or thinking about, in relation to environmental issues over the next 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years?

I just watched a documentary in Discovery channel, where people made enormous effort to save two whales got wedged in the ice... Two million dollars were spent to save them... On the other hand, for how many pennies will their hunters sell their flesh at the next step?

If I knew, I only had one more year to live, I would like to start hunting all the hunter human beings...

How optimistic or pessimistic are you as you look at where we might be in 2020, and why?

In the nature, everything comes to a balance if not sooner but some later... Till 2020, mankind will experience much difficulties created by its own hands due to its stupid and insensitive manners... Thereafter, I hope, everyone in this world will have learned to be wise and sensitive... This may become true sooner or later than 2020...

Tell your story in your own words.

I have a living better than my grandfather's, but worse than my father's... The world was much better in my childhood than it is now... Life is something ever fluctuating... I hope that this fluctuation will flicker out as the time goes by... AND I HOPE A TIME WILL COME WHERE ALL THE MANKIND WILL LIVE A HAPPY LIFE HAND IN HAND...

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