to a study conducted by China's Geological Survey Bureau, temperatures
rising at a rate of approximately 0.3 degrees Celsius every decade over
the past 30 years have contributed to an average glacial decrease of 130
square kilometers annually.
Moreover, the glacial retreat in
the region known as the “the roof of the world” and the planet's “third
pole” has been accelerating even more in recent years, with some parts
that have already retreated by more than 10%. According to the
researchers, climate change caused by increasing greenhouse gases and
black carbon are responsible.
At current rates, without even
considering continued acceleration due to global warming, the scientists
estimate that the glacier area will be reduced to less than 75% its
original size by mid-century.
Speaking of the dangerous
implications to the region, Qin Dahe, former head of the China
Meteorological Administration, stated, “The Tibetan glaciers are
retreating at a higher speed than in any other part of the world. In the
short term, this will cause lakes to expand and bring floods and
mudflows. In the long run, the glaciers are vital lifelines for Asian
rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges. Once they vanish, water
supplies in those regions will be in peril."
Our sincere thanks,
scientists, for your efforts to raise awareness about the perilous
state of the Tibetan Plateau. May we heed these urgent signs and act to
cool the planet through our eco-conscious lifestyle choices.
Master Ching Hai has often cautioned of the magnitude of devastating
change that could occur without effective human intervention, as during
an August 2009 videoconference in Thailand, during which she offered the
most sustainable solution.
Supreme Master Ching Hai :
Everything is heating up so quickly, as we can see from the scientists'
reports on such alarming upheaval, such as rising sea levels and
glaciers melting. http://www.china-observer.de/?x=entry:entry110208-141522, http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-02-08/044621923116.shtmlhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g1eE4Xw3njaW1MKpJRYOch4hOdLQ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=656847&publicationSubCategoryId=77
This is now causing excessive floods but
eventually will cause drought and vastly diminished water supplies as
well. So we must work quickly to avoid such unwanted outcomes. And the
most effective way, as I have mentioned, is the organic vegan diet,
organic vegetable farming. This is also the fastest way to reverse the
increased warming climate to prevent further damage and disaster.
The more people who understand and change, the more chance our world will be saved in time.