Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Hidden Costs from the Effects of Global Warming
Written by The Supreme Master Ching Hai, "FROM CRISIS TO PEACE" boldly addresses the causes and effects of climate change and offers the quickest solution to mitigate global warming. In Chapter 2, She points out some of the hidden costs which have been mostly observed but which many are not aware of....check out the following quotes and excerpts for a better understanding of the crisis facing us and what we can do to abate it.
*** LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY
Leading ecologists say that the decline of wildlife due to species extinction is so rapid that there is no modern comparison. Scientists also now predicts that the Earth's 16,000 endangered species may become extinct 100 times faster than previously thought.
"20% - 40% of the species of organism on Earth are likely to go extinct during the present century on the basis of global warming alone, without even the other factors coming into it." - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Dwindling water supplies have caused escalating tensions and even conflicts to erupt as many people, including disadvantaged farmers, don't have enough water or are struggling for their share.
One billion people have no access to clean, safe water. And 1.8 billion children die every year due to sickness from contaminated water.
*** FOOD SHORTAGE
The United Nations announced that as of 2009 the world is now seeing the highest number of hungry people in four decades. There are 1.02 billion people with not enough food in the world.
In Peru, due to excessive heat and droughts over the last 12 years, 140,000 hectares of potatoes and corn have been ruined - equal to food that could feed 11 million people.
According to Swiss-based research, climate change is already responsible for some 315,000 deaths a year, with another 325 million people who are severly affected. This comes in addition to an economic loss of US125 billion every year. The worst affected are developing nations in Africa, with other very threatened areas being in South Asia and small island nations.
***STOP THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS...
Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems. Urgant action is required to remedy the situation."- Dr Henning Steinfield, Chief of Livestock Information and Policy Branch, FAO,UN
*** Stop blaming the CO2 for every problem of global warming on our planet. We are to be blamed. The meat industry is to be blamed. The meat industry is the one we have to focus on to stop, to abolish. To stop the climate change and to stop the waste of the forests and land, stop talking around the subject. Talk to the point: Meat Industry must stop.
- The Supreme Master Ching Hai (From Crisis To Peace)***
THE BEST SOLUTION : BE VEGAN TO HEAL THE PLANET
The smartest way would be to stop the worsening of global warming by being vegan. It sounds very simple but it is the best solution, the most effective, and the effect of it will be felt almost immediately. Without this main, most time-effective change, no matter what we try to do, it won't be enough to repel the worst consequences that we have accumulated.
- The Supreme Master Ching Hai (From Crisis to Peace)
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