Geological Survey (USGS) researchers who have been conducting a first
ever survey of Antarctica’s entire coastline coasts are now reporting
that the southern portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, which is its
coldest, has been retreating for sixty years, with the biggest changes
occurring since 1990.
The scientists report that this
condition is likely suggestive of the situation across all of
Antarctica, whose ice sheet contains 91% of the world’s glacial water
and could cause a 60 to 73 meter sea level rise if all the land-based
ice were to melt.
As noted by environmental experts, even one
meter of sea level rise would jeopardize food supplies across the
world. USGS scientist Jane Ferrigno stated, “The loss of ice shelves is
evidence of the effects of global warming.
We need to be alert
and continually understand and observe how our climate system is
changing." We thank Dr. Ferrigno and associate scientists at the US
Geological Survey for your careful monitoring of the Antarctic.
us act now to restore the planet-cooling balance of our world’s ice
caps by choosing lifestyles in greater harmony with nature.
mentioned on previous occasions, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke again
during a November 2009 videoconference in Washington, DC, USA of the
most direct way to avert the potentially catastrophic consequences of
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Greenland is shedding 85 million tons of icebergs each day due to
warming, and at a rate that is increasing by 7 percent each year. The
West Antarctic Ice Shelf is also melting, with 3.3 meter sea level
rises forecast that would threaten cities like New York, Washington,
D.C., and San Francisco. http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0223-hance_antpen.htmlhttp://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/ice-shelves-on-antarctic-peninsula-in-danger_100324624.htmlhttp://www.earth-policy.org/index.php?/books/pb4http://www.springerlink.com/content/h28l707685463333/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/31/cattle-trade-brazil-greenpeace-amazon-deforestation
And if all of Antarctica and Greenland
were to melt – meaning the ice – then the sea levels could rise to as
much as 70 meters, which would be deadly or disastrous to most lives on
You may ask, what is the main cause of this damage and destruction to the environment?
It’s methane, which is produced primarily by the livestock industry.
announced that methane actually contributes much more to global warming
than previously understood and it traps 100 times the atmospheric heat
over 20 years. And the largest source of methane is? You know -
So, to solve this, we do need to move quickly, and of course we know what to do, right?
Yes? Be vegan.