In January 2020, hundreds of deadly wildfires raged throughout Australia. The most heartbreaking tragedy resulting from the fires in Australia was the loss of wildlife. One of the most heartbreaking cases of devastation occurred on Kangaroo Island. In addition to wildlife, livestock animals were also affected. Another result of the fires was air pollution. The damage in Australia affected the entire world. In addition to the smoke, the fires produced massive amounts of carbon emissions which, in turn, accelerate climate change. Research shows that the primary cause of climate change is the raising of livestock animals, which contributes more to global warming than all forms of transportation combined. Scientists report that the livestock animals raising industry causes as much as 51% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, many recommend that the most effective way to stop global warming is through widespread adoption of the vegan lifestyle. Supreme Master Ching Hai has frequently spoken about this as the quickest way to stop future climate-related disasters.