Tuesday, May 31, 2011
ORGANIC VEGANISM TO HEAL THE PLANET
The TRUTH is often very inconvenient, especially where it hurts the most. Heads of States, scientists and environmentalists have confronted each other and debated on climate issues in the last couple of years. Yet, till today, no one has yet to point out the most crucial factor that is causing the problem. Global warming is now gaining ground with each passing day yet our leaders (whom we look up to make appropriate and prudent decisions and who have the onus to do so) are still passing the 'hot potato' of global warming in a merry-go-round.
LIVESTOCK raised for human consumption is one of the main factors that is accelerating climate changes on a global scale.
The following are some excerpts, observations and quotes from Chapter 3 of "FROM CRISIS TO PEACE" written by the respected and compassionate Supreme Master Ching Hai, who takes it upon Herself to say outright what many others who know the TRUTH, but sadly, lack the courage to articulate it and to do something about it... ... ...
**Carbon dioxide is not our worst threat; METHANE is. And methane comes from livestock raising.
**Methane heats the Earth 100 times more than CO2 in five years time. A ton of methane emitted today will exert more warming in one year than a ton of CO2 emitted today would exert until 2057." - Dr Kirk Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health, Univrsity of California, Berkeley
**Methane gas can cause headaches, respiratory system and heart malfunctions, and in more concentrated doses, death by suffocation. It is similar to cabon monoxide poisoning. It is 23 times more deadly than CO2.
** (Livestock) is the largest source at 65% (emission) of global nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with approximatley 300 times more warming potential of CO2. It emits also 64% of all ammonia, which causes acid rain and hydrogen sulfide, a fatal gas.
**Black carbon is a greenhouse particle that is 680 times as heat-trapping as CO2, and it causes the ice sheets and glaciers around the world to melt even faster. Up to 40% of black carbon emissions come from burning forests for livestock (commercial farms and growing of animal feed). Scientists found that 60% of the black carbon particles in Antartica were carried there by the wind from South American forests that are burned to clear land for livestock production.
** (Research shows) that within just a few years the dissipation rate of methane overtakes CO2 and it's nearly completely gone within a decade, but CO2, will stay around warming the planet for thousands of years! So, if we want a quicker cooling of the planet we have to eliminate those that leave the atmosphere quickly.
** Scientists say many things. They are listening now, but I just hope they do it fast. It just takes action. All the governments in the world really take it now seriously. It's just I'm worried the action might be too slow, that's all. - The Supreme Master Ching Hai**
VEGANISM will save our world. Adopting a plant-based diet can halt as much as 80% of global warming, eradicate world hunger, stop war, promote peace, and it will free up the Earth's water as well as many other precious resources, offering a lifeline for the planet and for humanity. In short, it will very quickly halt many of the global problems facing us right now. - The Supreme Master Ching Hai
**Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival on Earth as much as the evolution of a vegetarian diet" - Albert Einstein, scientist
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