Monday, May 30, 2011
WARNING SIGNS TO AWAKEN HUMANITY (Part 2)
FROM CRISIS TO PEACE.... The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer
Author : The Supreme Master Ching Hai (November, 2010)
The following excerpts and quotes are taken from Chapter 2...
"Because of the critical state of the planet, if we don't act quickly there may be nothing left at all for us to even want to protect. At that time it might be too late. We cannot continue the trend like this forever and stop whenever (if) we want to save the planet. I'm sorry to say we have a limited time."
-The Supreme Master Ching Hai
GLACIAL RETREATS AND WATER SHORTAGES
Most of the planet's glaciers will be gone withing a few decades, jeopardizing the survival of more than two billion people.One billion of these people will suffer the effects of the Himalayan glacier retreats, which have been occuring at a pace more rapid than anywhere in the world, with two-thirds of the region's more than 18,000 glaciers receding. The initial effects of glacier melt are destructive floods and lanslides. As trhe glacial ice retreat continues, reduced rainfall, devastating droughts and water shortages are the results.
OVERFISHING, DEAD ZONES AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
The US-based Pew Commission found that overfishing is the greatest threat to marine ecosystems, followed by agricultural runoff, including livestock manure and fertilizers used on animal feed crops.
Climate change is creating areas of sea known as DEAD ZONES, which now number more than 400. These (dead zones) arise due to fertilizers runoff largely from livestock, contributing to the lack of oxygen which is necessary to support life.
EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
The past decade has twice, at least, seen the hottest average annual temperatures ever recorded in our planet's history. In 2003, a record hit wave hit Europe, claiming tens of thousands of lives. Heat waves also preceded the worst wildfires ever in Australia's history.
In the past 5 years (2003-2007), PERU had at least three extreme temperature events and floods affecting more than 500,000 people. Within just 30 years, floods increased by more than 60% and mudflows increased by 400%.
INCREASED FREQUENCY OF NATURAL DISASTERS
Drought, Desertification and Wildfires
According to the United Nations, desertification, which often results from felling too many trees and damage that occurs from such activities as catlle grazing, is affecting the well-being of more than 1.2 billion people in more than 100 countries at risk.
Precious fresh water supplies are also drying up, such as acquifers under the major cities of Beijing, Delhi, Bangkok and dozens of other regions in Midwestern United States, while the River Ganges, Jordan, Nile and Yangtze have been reduced to a trickle for much of the year.
In 2009, Nepal and Australia, wildfires were severly intensified by drought conditions. In Africa, people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan have been crippled by droughts.
INCREASING FREQUENCY OF STORMS AND FLOODS
The intensity and duration of hurricanes and tropical storms have been noted to increase by 100% over the past 30 years, which scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)in the United States say is likely due to climate-related increases in ocean temperature.
Scientists have discovered that earthquakes are linked to global warming because the ice melts at the Poles and beneath Greenland, pressure shifts on the Earth's plates that could trigger movement to cause earthquakes.
"We have passed tipping points. We have not passed a point of no return. We can still roll things back, but it is going to require a quick turn in direction.
-Dr James Hansen, Head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
"The way it is going, if they don't fix it, (in) four or five years' time, infinito. No more. It's really that urgent"
-The Supreme Master Ching Hai
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