glaciers, which are among the most extensive in South America, have
been observed to be diminishing over the 20-year period from 1984 to
2004. Some, such as the Upsala glacier, the second largest in South
America, have been disappearing at a rate of 200 meters per year.
Dr. Ricardo Villalba, director of the Argentine Institute of Snow and
Glacier Research and Environmental Sciences (IANIGLA) stated that
climate change is the primary cause for glacial retreat, with secondary
causes being activities such as mining and the petroleum industry.
response to the persistent urging of IANIGLA and various environmental
groups, the Argentine Congress recently passed a law to help preserve
the glaciers from human endeavors that might place them in further
jeopardy, especially mining. Many thanks, Dr. Villalba and colleagues
and Argentine government for your
concerned advocacy and protective actions.
everyone swiftly adopt sustainable living practices that restore
climate balance for all beings in the world. During a September 2009
videoconference in Peru, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed the
disappearing ice while warming of the global warming-induced
predicaments facing humanity, while reminding of the most effective
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Glaciers melt in many places so dramatically that one moment there are
massive floods, and soon after, a drought. We are not ready for the
changes that are coming. The wisest action would be to fix the situation
we have now and prevent further damage. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ips/a240f4bc75513bb9575296a73b492b5f.htm http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52889
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.