up to 50 million tons of ice separated from the Tasman Glacier in
southern New Zealand, around 20 icebergs suddenly appeared on the
surface of Tasman Lake, located at the foot of the glacier. This was the
biggest calving in the history of the lake, which formed around 1973 as
a result of global warming.
Researcher Dr. Martin Brook, a
lecturer in physical geography at Australia’s Massey University, has
forecast along with Dr. Martin Kirkbride that the glacier would
disappear within a couple of decades.
This is due in part to the
existence of the lake, which speeds the melting of ice beneath the
water’s surface. The scientists have also warned that calving events
such as the one that just occurred could be dangerous due to potentially
immense icebergs that could suddenly appear while tourist boats are
traveling across the glacial lake.
Our appreciation, Drs. Brook,
Kirkbride and associates, for your concerned alert about the quickly
deteriorating state of the Tasman and other glaciers. We pray that such
anomalies of nature are curbed through our striving to restore Earthly
balance. As on previous occasions, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke during
a November 2009 videoconference in Washington, DC, USA about the
urgently needed actions to halt the alarming melt of glaciers throughout
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Glaciers across the globe are shrinking more quickly than researchers
ever expected, leaving rivers and lakes gone, disappearing or drying,
with no water for crops and billions who face food shortages due to
water shortages, as well.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/23/2991149.htm?site=news http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/all/122360/huge-calving-tasman-glacier http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/4049150/Massive-ice-chunks-split-off-from-glacier
You may ask, what is the main cause of
this damage and destruction to the environment? Perhaps surprisingly,
it’s not the coal industry or cars or planes or trains or boats or
It’s methane, which is produced primarily by the
livestock industry. So, to solve this, we do need to move quickly, and
be vegan. There is an advantage of time here, because one aspect of
methane is that it dissipates in around 12 years’ time, whereas carbon
dioxide, CO2, stays in the atmosphere for up to thousands of years.
So, we remove the livestock-generated methane, and the planet cools fast!