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The Importance of Ocean Plants to the Climate Crisis

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The Importance of Ocean Plants to the Climate Crisis

Where does the oxygen we breathe come from? Many might say it comes from trees but the fact is that most of the atmosphere’s oxygen is produced by marine plants. According to the United States National Park Services, ocean plants provide about 70 to 80 percent of the oxygen on Earth, making them extremely important in climate change mitigation. Have you ever seen seagrasses? They have roots, stems, and leaves, and are the only flowering plants that grow entirely underwater. Approximately 72 different seagrass species exist on the planet. In 1999, Posidonia fields in Ibiza and Formentera were declared world heritage sites by UNESCO. There is a reason the seagrass has been named after the Greek God of the Seas. One hectare of Posidonia produces a hundred thousand liters of oxygen per day. This is five times more oxygen than a hectare produces in the Amazon rainforest. It also absorbs three times as much CO2 as the rainforest. This makes the Posidonia of essential importance against climate change. Understanding the importance of seagrass, many organizations have been taking action to restore these underwater meadows. Seagrass Ocean Rescue is a joint effort project between Project Seagrass, WWF and Swansea University, and aims to inspire future projects across the UK and the world. Phytoplankton are microscopic algae, an essential part of the marine food chain, living throughout the ocean’s surface waters. These tiny organisms have been producing at least 50% of Earth’s oxygen for hundreds of millions of years. Macroalgae such as kelp have gas-filled bladders that help them float toward the surface where they receive more sunlight for photosynthesis, absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen. Many studies have shown the potential of seaweed farming to counter climate change as deforestation decimates rainforests and other crucial carbon sinks. Indonesia is the world’s second biggest seaweed exporter after China. Once processed, this valuable resource can be used in everything from food to cosmetics. Restorative aquaculture can help address some of the biggest challenges facing our seas, such as coastal pollution, habitat degradation, and climate impacts.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-10-15   876 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-10-15

Greta Thunberg (vegan) Tells the World: Be Vegan to Save the Planet

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Greta Thunberg (vegan) Tells the World: Be Vegan to Save the Planet

Greta, whose efforts to halt climate change have been internationally recognized, has received numerous honors and awards, including the Shining World Heroine Award and the Normandy Freedom Prize of France, was named Time’s youngest-ever “Person of the Year,” and was listed by Forbes as one of the “World’s Most Powerful Women.” Greta first heard about global warming at school when she was eight. She was deeply concerned and started reading everything she could find about climate change. When she discovered that raising livestock is the foremost cause of greenhouse gas emissions, she immediately adopted a vegan lifestyle and insisted that her family do the same. Thus, in August 2018, Greta began protesting every Friday in front of Stockholm’s Parliament buildings. She stood alone, holding a hand-made sign reading, “School Strike for Climate.” When reporters asked her why she was not in school, she said that climate change was more urgent than education, and we must change the way we live if future generations are to survive. As awareness of her cause grew, Greta began to receive numerous speaking engagements. In December 2018, she addressed world leaders at the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP)- 24 Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. “Our house is on fire. I am here to say, ‘Our house is on fire.’ According to the IPCC, we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes.”In May 2021, Greta helped make a short film called “#ForNature.” In this powerful documentary, Greta clearly explains in her own words the connection between raising livestock and the many crises facing our world today: pandemics, biodiversity loss, climate change, and more. She tells viewers that to simultaneously solve all of these problems we must make a global shift to the compassionate, noble vegan lifestyle.Greta not only wants all people to adopt the vegan lifestyle, but she also wants world leaders to truly assume their leadership role. She sent the following tweet to her millions of followers: “We – the 99.9 percent – have a responsibility to put pressure on the 0.1 percent in charge who refuse to stop the ongoing destruction of present and future living conditions for life on Earth.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-09-13   2577 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-09-13

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 3 of 3

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Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 3 of 3

With the average global temperature now standing at 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, many devastating weather-related events have been taking place around the globe, including floods, landslides, heat waves, and droughts. “The wildfires burning in Russia now are bigger than all the fires raging across the globe combined, bigger than those in the US, Canada, Turkey and Greece put together.” By mid-August 2021, the Dixie fire became the largest single wildfire in California history, having incinerated more than 200,000 hectares (500,000 acres), and destroying numerous structures. Across the Strait of Messina, in Sicily, as temperatures soared to 48.8°C (120°F), the highest ever recorded in Europe, fires burned mercilessly across the island. “NASA and the European Space Agency have released satellite photos showing just how widespread forest fires are right now. As well as near record flames in California, this image shows heavy wildfires in South America and Africa. It's a warning from space: the planet is burning faster than many of us realize.” And humans were not the only ones affected. On the Kazakh steppe, many animals were left without food or water, and in Mangistau province, more than 1,000 horses, cattle and sheep perished. The IPCC report concludes that the fastest way to save the planet from runaway global warming is to reduce methane gas emissions. The report states that, not only is methane many times “hotter” than CO2 in its warming potential, but cutting methane emissions gives much quicker results, because methane disappears from the atmosphere in only 20 years, compared to hundreds of years for CO2. One of the primary sources of methane gas is the raising of livestock. Our most beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai similarly recommends that reducing methane gas emissions is the fastest way to halt global warming. “We don’t have time now. We don’t have other choices now. PLEASE BE VEGAN. PLEASE BE VEGAN, MAKE PEACE. The vegan diet will stop global warming. So cut the methane by implementing the vegan diet. Then our planet will cool quickly also, scientifically speaking.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-28   1672 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-28

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 2 of 3

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Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 2 of 3

United Nations Secretary- General António Guterres says, “The internationally agreed threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius is perilously close,” adding, “Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. It must be the top priority for everyone, everywhere.” Under the blistering heat, Greenland’s ice sheets began to melt at an unprecedented rate. Scientists reported that in one day, July 27, 2021, the amount of ice melted could cover the US state of Florida with five cm (2 in) of water. The Greenland ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by seven meters, a change that would displace millions of people. Marine life was also affected. Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia, estimates that more than one billon marine animals along Canada’s Pacific coast perished from the heat. As he walked along the seashore, Mr. Harley was deeply saddened by the sight of countless dead mussels killed by the blistering heat during low tide. Madagascar is facing its worst drought in 40 years, caused by years of failed rains and intensified by a series of sandstorms. According to the World Food Program, one in six children under five in Madagascar is now suffering from acute malnutrition, and more than one million people are “food insecure.” Mami Mizutori, the U.N. secretary general’s special representative for disaster risk reduction, says, “Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic, and there is no vaccine to cure it. Most of the world will be living with water stress in the next few years.”Our most benevolent Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently reminds us about the urgency of halting global warming. She warns that the situation is now extremely critical, and on August 10, 2021 made the following plea to the world. “PLEASE TURN TO THE VEGAN DIET, TO RESCUE YOUR LIVES, YOUR CHILDREN’S LIVES, AND EVERY OTHER BEING’S ON THIS PLANET. Please, truly. Please wake up. Please wake your inner God’s Light nature up. Be merciful, if we want to have mercy. PLEASE, WE ARE ALL IN DANGER. PLEASE WAKE UP. PLEASE PRAY. PLEASE BE VEGAN. That’s all you have to do. BE VEGAN, MAKE PEACE.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-24   989 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-24

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 3 of 3

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Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 3 of 3

In 2019, a team of scientists did a heavy metal analysis of soil and plant samples around the Murgul copper mine in eastern Turkey. The team studied the presence of trace elements such as copper, zinc, and cadmium in soils and plants. The results showed high concentrations of toxicity for most of the trace metal ions. In 2020, research showed that the release of toxic materials in Arizona had “soared” due to waste from both copper mines and the smelting of copper. The rare-earth elements (REE) are 17 silvery-white soft heavy metals that play a major role in making essential components for smart phones, computers, and many other electronic devices. However, the mining of REE can cause problems for the environment and for human health due to the large amounts of toxic and radioactive materials that result from the co-extraction of the radioactive metals thorium and uranium. In July 2019, an article published by the Yale School of the Environment at Yale University, USA, described how the removal of REE from the Earth’s crust, using a mix of water and chemicals, caused extensive water and soil pollution at a former mining site in Longnan County, Jiangxi Province, China. Dr. Günther Hilpert, Head of the Asia Research Division of SWP, further explains that extracting just one ton of rare earth elements produces 2,000 tons of toxic waste, and the process has devastated large regions of China. Ma Jun, a leading Chinese environmentalist and Director of China’s Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs, said in a phone interview, “To us as an environmental group, we hope that the environmental damage can stop and that these external (pollution costs) could be internalized in the cost of products.” Our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai reminds us not to harm the environment and not to use up our precious Earth’s natural resources. “Every country should help each other to develop more sustainable energy for our shared planet as well as to protect the health of the people and the animals. We just cannot burn away or use up all our precious natural resources, and in the process harm our environment. We must adopt sustainable, green, frugal lifestyles which will support all life on the planet.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-23   569 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-23

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters Part 1 of 3

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Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters Part 1 of 3

On August 9, 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Drawing on more than 14,000 scientific studies, the IPCC report provides a detailed picture of how climate change is altering our world. “The world is dangerously close to runaway warming, and greenhouse gas levels are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades. Here are some of the report's main takeaways: Humans are to blame: full stop.” Weather extremes once considered rare or unprecedented are becoming more common. Severe heat waves that happened only once every 50 years are now happening roughly once a decade. Tropical cyclones are getting stronger. And most land areas are seeing more rain or snowfall in a year. Severe droughts are happening 1.7 times as often. And fire seasons are getting longer and more intense.As Earth’s temperatures rise the number of floods also increase. In mid-July 2021, a devastating flood occurred in western Germany, where more than 182 mm (7.2 in) of rain fell in just 72 hours. Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands also suffered extensive flooding, and thousands of residents in the Netherlands were urged to evacuate their homes. In mid-July, a massive storm in Henan province in central China produced a years’ worth of rain in just 72 hours. It was estimated that 13 million people were affected. Also in July 2021, in India’s western state of Maharashtra, at least 180 people died when torrential rains flooded low-lying areas and caused numerous landslides. And these are only some of the many floods and resulting landslides that occurred around the world between June and early August 2021. Our most gracious Supreme Master Ching Hai has spoken many times about the extreme dangers of climate change. Quoting scientific evidence, She explains that raising livestock is the primary cause of global warming, and that the only way to halt its occurrence is through worldwide adoption of the vegan lifestyle. She also warns that we are in imminent danger, and must change our ways quickly.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-20   1653 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-20

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 2 of 3

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Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 2 of 3

Did you know that gold mining is one of the world’s most ecologically destructive industries? Gold mining has ravaged landscapes, contaminated water supplies, and contributed to the destruction of vital ecosystems. Often, gold mining processes leave in their wake extensive soil erosion and contamination of streams or other bodies of water with mercury, a toxic liquid metal. In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations met to push forward action to halt the damaging effects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining on human health and the environment. Regarding this issue, WHO senior scientist Dr. Magaran Bagayoko says, “Small scale gold mining is a crucial source of income for millions of Africans, but it is often dangerous, damaging, and in the worst cases, deadly, for artisanal miners. Exposure to elemental mercury can cause life-long disability, kidney failure, and speech, sight, and cognitive impairment. Pregnant women and children are at particular risk.” Simon Topp, a doctoral student in geological sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who co-led the study, says, “In heavily mined watersheds, there's been a 670% increase in the extent of ponds across the landscape since 1985. These ponds are almost entirely artificial lakes created as thousands of former mining pits fill in with rainwater and groundwater over time.” At present, greenhouse gas emissions across the entire gold industry – from exploration and extraction to downstream uses such as jewelry-making – contribute 36,793 tons of carbon dioxide per ton of gold extracted and used. The World Gold Council (WGC) and its members recognize that climate change poses substantial risks to the global economy and socio-economic development. The WGC aims to meet 2030 decarbonization goals laid out by the Paris Agreement. We’re delighted to share the news that earlier this year Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, the Honorable Samuel Abu Jinapor, announced the decision to suspend all prospecting licenses granted for mining, thus urging the government to cancel all prospecting mining licenses.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-16   1094 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-16

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 1 of 3

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Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 1 of 3

Mining activities involve the extraction of valuable minerals and other geological materials from the earth, and the mining industry is regarded as one of the major economic contributors to various countries. But unfortunately, mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to landscapes much larger than the mining sites themselves. Unregulated mining has the potential to release harmful substances into the soil, air, and water. Environmental issues can include soil erosion and contamination, loss of biodiversity, and surface water pollution due to the use of chemicals in the mining process. Coal mining also has a huge impact on local water resources, both on the surface and underground. Surface water can be contaminated through the discharge of mine drainage, while groundwater gets contaminated by filtration into aquifers. Coal mine drainage contains highly acidic water contaminated with the ions of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, cobalt, copper, and zinc. In bodies of water, these chemicals can be hazardous for both humans and aquatic wildlife. In March 2020, a study was done in Australia to confirm the link between coal mining and poor air quality in nearby towns. Associate professor Gunther Paul, of James Cook University in Australia, reported that the scientists who performed the study looked at community-based air monitoring stations in Queensland and New South Wales, along with ten years of data from the national pollutant inventory. The information was used to analyze microscopic levels of dust in nearby areas caused by coal mining. The results revealed that as coal mining activities increased, levels of harmful dust particles, metals, and nitrogen oxides also increased. Coal mines are among the greatest sources of anthropogenic methane emissions or coal mine methane (CMM). The production of coal releases methane that is trapped in coal seams and surrounding strata, and once a mine is closed it continues to release methane known as abandoned mine methane (AMM) for an extended period of time thereafter. An article published by Reuters in 2020, states, “Methane leaks from planned coal mines around the world could have a bigger climate impact than carbon emissions from U.S. coal plants.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-09   826 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-08-09

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 3 of 3

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Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 3 of 3

On today’s episode, we look at another important change we can make: living more simply. Our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai provides an excellent role model of simple living. She has lived in tiny houses, storage sheds, mobile homes, and even caves, always with minimal possessions. Master explains why She lives this way. “The fewer things I have, the happier I feel. I feel freer. Less crumple, less burden, and fewer things to worry about. Just the necessities, bare necessities only. Then I feel like I’m in control of my world.” Livia Firth, founder and creative director of the consulting agency “Eco-Age,” suggests we follow the “30 wears rule.” Before buying any item, ask yourself, “Will I wear it at least 30 times?” Another consideration when buying clothing is the material. For more sustainable clothing, look for items made from natural, plant-based fibers such as linen, cotton, or hemp. To further reduce our impact on Earth’s resources, we can purchase second-hand clothing instead of always buying new items. Another significant way to save both money and resources is to repair garments instead of discarding them.Our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai often reminds us about the environmental impact of our actions. To live more sustainably, Master urges everyone to quickly adopt the vegan lifestyle. She also frequently shares other tips on sustainable living. “Only the vegan lifestyle is truly sustainable. Now, once we become vegan and urge others to join, we could practice sustainability in other ways. We could plant organic vegetables and trees. Better still are those fruit trees and nut trees and those vegetables or legumes like beans that need little water.” “Another good way to quicken our movement to a sustainable planet is to generate more positive energy: do good deeds and be loving and kind. Expand our loving quality. This is what will create a shield, invincible, to protect us and the planet. Finally, we can pray that divine power manifests on Earth to awaken leaders, the media, the influential people, and all the world citizens to take the right steps to preserve our planet, and fast – fast before it’s too late.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-07-05   883 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-07-05

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 2 of 3

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Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 2 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll visit Jess Morales of Montreal, Canada who, along with her husband and their two young children, are living zero-waste lives. “When we first began, we did a trash audit, which is just a fancy way of saying we looked in our trash can to see what was in there. We realized that most of our garbage was food waste and food packaging. So, we stopped buying pre-packaged meals and snacks, and now we buy loose fruits and vegetables. And we also opt for things that we can buy easily available in bulk, like seeds, nuts, and raisins, things like that to snack on. And, instead of buying packaged meals, we cook a lot of our stuff from scratch.” Let’s now return to Jess and her family, and discover how they deal with inedible food waste, such as vegetable peelings and fruit cores. “So, we started composting. Now our compost is nothing fancy. It’s just our old garbage can with holes drilled into it. But eventually, our city started a curbside compost collection as well. So just this very simple change of composting helped us reduce our waste by about 40%.” “So, to prevent us from accumulating unnecessary things, we asked our family members to give experience gifts or activities, or simply just to give the gift of their time. So, for Christmas this year our kids got snowboarding lessons. They went bowling for the first time with their auntie. They loved it. And for their birthdays, they got swimming lessons and dance lessons. So, we find these types of gifts really enrich our children’s lives; they create memories, and also long-lasting skills.” Our most gracious Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently encourages us to minimize our possessions and simplify our lives, because a simple life has many benefits. “It’s not that we have a big house and a luxury place, then we feel happy. I can guarantee it. You have my word. The more stuff we have, the more troublesome it becomes. We have to wipe and to clean it, and worry about it getting taken away by others, worry about thieves. If we have nothing then we have nothing to worry about. If we have little and cherish what we have, it will be just the same as if we own a lot. We feel even happier than having more stuff.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-06-28   1264 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-06-28

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 1 of 3

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Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll look at one important way to protect our Earth: reducing trash production. Mr. Rob Greenfield, a US adventurer, environmental activist, and humanitarian, decided to clearly illustrate the impact of our “throw-away” society. To do so, Rob lived the life of a typical US resident for 30 days. But instead of discarding the garbage he created, he wore it. “I have been living just like the average American for the last month in New York City. Eating, shopping, consuming just like so many of us are used to. With one big exception, I've been wearing every single piece of trash that I create everywhere I go.” Wow! If one person can generate this much trash in a month, think of the impact of billions of people! So, what are some of the best ways to reduce waste? By searching the internet for “zero waste” or “minimal living” or “sustainable living,” we can find many, many tips on how to reduce waste, protect the planet, and also save precious time and money. While many of us may not be able to completely “ban the can” like Shad did, we can certainly reduce the amount of trash we generate. So, what’s the first step to take? Most experts say the first step is to take a “trash audit.” That is, carefully look through our garbage, and observe what we are throwing out. Then ask ourselves, “What are my biggest waste items? How can I reduce these over the next month?” The next step is to make a habit of choosing reusable items over disposable ones. By carrying cloth grocery bags, re-usable utensils, chopsticks, straws, and even a cloth napkin in our bag or car, we avoid such “single-use” waste. To significantly reduce our environmental footprint, we could even join a sustainable community, where resources are shared. And, as we can see from one such village in Los Angeles, USA, called Eco-Village Sustainable Community, we don’t even need to leave the city to do it.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-06-21   1039 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-06-21

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 4 of 4

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Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 4 of 4

On today’s program we present an interview with Mr. Arvin Paranjpe, who explains the three greatest environmental threats facing humanity today. “In 1992, there were three environmental threats to humanity that were identified, and they are: biodiversity loss, ecosystems collapse, and climate change. Biodiversity and ecosystems sustain us. They produce oxygen. They ensure that there's water flowing through the water cycle so we have fresh water, and they ensure that we have healthy soils.” “Vegan reforestation is reforesting (the) extra land made available by switching to veganism. The standard American diet requires 10 to 13 times more land than the vegan diet, and our animals consume about 50% of the grain on Earth. So, if we switch to a vegan diet, we will free up 35% of the usable land area on Earth. And if we reforest a substantial portion of this land, we will remove a significant amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” “I think that we are living in very scary times. And I would just say to people, ‘Continue to have faith, have faith in yourself, have faith in humanity, and have faith in your spiritual teacher.’ In Hinduism, we have this concept of ‘Sraddha,’ which means both ‘faith’ and ‘resolve.’ And I think that we have nothing to worry about if we have the faith and we have the resolve to carry out the teachings of the great gurus of humanity. And in fact, I believe that we're going to undergo what I call the ‘twin renaissances,’ which is the regeneration of the natural world and the renaissance of the human spirit.” Citing the many climate-related disasters our Earth is experiencing, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently reminds us about the imminent dangers of climate change and shares the simplest and most effective solution -- the organic vegan diet. “In short, simply saying ‘No’ to meat will make us richer, healthier, and most importantly, it will make us a wiser person, and a great hero. Because it is the only timely way that we ensure the survival of our children and grandchildren.” “The foremost being vegan diet, the vegan diet, to safeguard our precious planet. It is time to walk the talk, because there is not much time left now.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-31   1414 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-31

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 3 of 4

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Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 3 of 4

On today’s program, we present the final segment of the film, starting with Mr. Aviram Rozin, Executive Director of the non-profit organization Sadhana Forest, describing how desertification can be reversed through the careful conservation of rainwater. “What we need to do is keep much more water on the land, so that nature can do the work for us and supply us the water. We don't need to depend on commuting water from very far away. We need to depend on local water going into local aquifers and then being pumped locally and supporting the farmers and other people that live on the land.” “We move forward with reforestation. Because reforestation is life. If you deforest to zero, then you are destroying the country. You cannot count the value of a tree. You cannot imagine how much danger can happen in a savannah when you have cut down a tree; whereas, when you plant one tree, you can already see the benefits.” “The American Dietetic Association is the largest U.S. organization of professional dieticians and nutritionists, and represents over one hundred thousand credentialed practitioners. In 2009 the Association released an official position paper about vegetarian and vegan diets. It stated that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful and nutritionally adequate. It further explains that well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence, and for athletes.” “Our kids are also why we created this documentary. Or in other words, we must work together to solve climate change.” “This is why we ask you to set brave goals on food, carbon and communication.” “Our collective goal is to educate and empower people, so that governments rapidly engage in vegan reforestation. Our app facilitates this process through a video platform on the climate emergency, the great transition, how to go vegan, and vegan health considerations.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-24   1227 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-24

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 2 of 4

13:06

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 2 of 4

On today’s program we continue with the second segment of “United in Heart: Hunger & Climate Solutions.” “If we want to solve climate change, we need to understand tree planting is only half the story. So, let me share with you a couple video clips taken from scientific presentations. These clips explain how diet and rainwater conservation activate Earth's regenerative life forces.” Forests play a critical role in halting climate change. Living trees, their ground cover and even the soil in a forest draw massive amounts of CO2 out of Earth’s atmosphere. The term “carbon stock” means the amount of CO2 that has been sequestered from the atmosphere and is now being stored within the living biomass of the forest ecosystem. “So, you can see how the dense land carbon stock corresponds to the forest. This is the Amazon, this is the Congo, the two major tropical forests still left. But they are being eaten right now as we speak, by our farmed animals.” “To Sailesh's point, a 2019 publication in Science indicates that if we add one trillion trees to the earth, we'll cut the atmospheric carbon pool by 25 percent. But deforestation is outpacing reforestation. Sadly, we're clearing one acre per second of Amazon rainforest to make room for our animal agriculture.” “This is how much land is being used to raise livestock: 45% of the entire land mass on Earth. It's simply terribly inefficient. You can produce 15 times more protein from plants as you can from meat on any given area of land.” “Let's face it. We are ignoring our children’s basic needs. The World Health Organization reported that six million children starved to death in 2009 alone. I know it’s uncomfortable, but we need to ask ourselves how we can help. I believe the braver our food and communication goals, the more of a difference we can make. Not only for the impoverished black, brown and tan children of the global south in the east, but for all children, by helping us prevent the worst effects of climate change.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-17   1070 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-17

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 1 of 4

14:48

Climate Solution: A Revealing Documentary by United in Heart, Part 1 of 4

United in Heart is a non-profit organization co-founded in 2018 by Mr. Arvin Paranjpe and his wife, Mrs. Nandhini Paranjpe. The group’s mission is to use scientific studies conducted by renowned climate scientists to quickly enhance global awareness about the urgency of climate change, and to share the quickest, most efficient ways to address the issue. “Now to a dire warning about climate change. According to a new report, experts say that we have until 2030 to avoid catastrophe. It also says if unprecedented changes are not made and made soon, there will be irreversible damage to the planet.” “So, let me just give you a little background on the problem. What is permafrost? Permafrost is ground that's been frozen for a long time. The name implies, suggests, permanently frozen. If only it were. 24% of the northern hemisphere land area is permafrost. We think that in that permafrost there is about 1,500 gigatons of carbon, and for context that's about twice what's in the atmosphere now.” “Most people are unaware that global warming may ignite the ice carbon bomb. Fifteen hundred gigatons of carbon is frozen in Arctic land masses. There's even more in the ocean. This is why plus 1.5 degrees Celsius keeps climate scientists up at night. And the more carbon dioxide emissions, the warmer it will get.” “An IPCC report indicates that 35% of the usable land area of the planet is used to just graze animals. On average we feed our animals 40 pounds (18 kg) of food for one pound (0.45 kg) of meat. And the animals consume almost 50% of the grain on Earth. So, if the world goes vegan, food is plentiful and land is plentiful.” Thank you, United in Heart, for sharing such important information at the most critical time in our planet’s existence. We hope more world leaders and citizens will heed this urgent call to heal our already burdened atmosphere and eradicate the climate crisis by choosing the only certain and viable solution, the vegan lifestyle.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-10   1628 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-05-10

The Latest Fashion Trend: Eco and Sustainable, Part 2 of 2

16:06

The Latest Fashion Trend: Eco and Sustainable, Part 2 of 2

Today, we will continue to explore more of these meaningful and creative ideas and their applications. Besides the sensible considerations of presenting clothes worn by models with different body sizes, social and environmental consciousness have also made their ways into fitting rooms. Online fitting rooms, also known as virtual fitting APPs, are coming into play. In addition, the same technology can be used to create solely digitalized clothes with our videos or photos. We are able to “wear” clothes without necessarily buying them physically and growing our wardrobe collection unnecessarily.With the awakening of public humanitarian concerns and environmental awareness, more consumers care for not only the product itself but also the stories behind the fashion brands. Fair Trade implemented a platform to help these workers, who are providing the quickest fashion products, to get more reasonable compensations for their labor. Fashion companies that follow Fair Trade stipulations are providing better working conditions and fair treatments to employees, especially in disadvantaged countries. Recently “the-good-trade” sustainable community also published 35 Fair Trade fashion brands, which helps consumers in selecting guilt-free fashions to their hearts desire.We, the fashion consumers, have the right to know where our money is going because we don’t want to invest in businesses that harm our earth. Thus, transparency in the fashion product supply chain is important. A Shanghai based company, Icicle, aims to provide honest and environmentally responsible products by strictly controlling and tracing businesses’ production processes. These include sustainable materials, supplier selection, working conditions, production facilities, dyeing processes or no dyes at all, and post waste handlings.Besides recycling and reuse, reducing consumption can be tackled too. Some experts have called for a total abandonment of fast fashion, which is contributing to the environmental crisis. Not to mention that fast fashion brands are known to pay workers low wages while demanding the quickest possible finished products. Fast fashion brands, such as Lucy & Yak, made their decision to break away from this business practice in 2020. They closed their factory in India for safety concerns for workers, and also launched a fundraising campaign to help those affected and their families.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-04-15   1237 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-04-15

The Latest Fashion Trend: Eco and Sustainable, Part 1 of 2

15:22

The Latest Fashion Trend: Eco and Sustainable, Part 1 of 2

In recent years, eco fashion consumption and supply has been a hot global topic. Earlier, in 2019, there were around 150 fashion brands who had signed the G7 Fashion Pact, which is a fashion coalition aimed to tackle environmental impacts from the fashion industry. In 2020, we have seen many fantastic eco trends in fashion raw materials, dyeing techniques, fashion designs, marketing and digitalization, and of the production life cycle, all this covers most of the fashion supply chain. First let’s see the sustainable trends presented in Fashion Week. The Dakar Fashion Week open air event was held in December 2020 in Senegal's capital with the theme of environmental responsibility. Copenhagen Fashion Week is staging an even more intensified focus on sustainability by implementing stricter rules. Effective January 2023, fashion designs need to meet a series of 17 sustainability standards in order to participate in the event. Some of the requirements include using 50% recycled or organic materials, pledging not to destroy unsold clothes, packaging ecologically, and so on. Virtual fashion week uses online platforms or live streams to publish new fashion designs globally, which are more sustainable, economic, fast, and wide spreading than traditional fashion week.Let’s now go behind the scenes and understand the recent effects of environmentally friendly and innovative ideas surrounding the raw materials used in the fashion world. In 2020, some newly invented plant-based clothing materials were made with kelp, algae from the sea, cactus, soybean, sugarcane, pineapple leaves, and minerals collected from perspiration. Kanye West's Yeezy Foam Runners, released in 2020 as a new style of trendy shoes, are also made from algae foams. Evidently, more fashion products may soon follow this leading technology and style. With a fast surge in the plant-based diet and a rise in sustainable fashion trends globally year by year, the ski industry is also catching up. Club Med now produces more snow wear with synthetic and plant-based fabrics. The plant-based raw materials are derived from soybeans and hemp. Some of the final products include the vegan jackets and vegan boots, which are becoming very popular.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-04-09   1066 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-04-09

Water: A Precious Resource for Life on Earth, Part 2 of 2

16:59

Water: A Precious Resource for Life on Earth, Part 2 of 2

Harboring some 600 billion tons of ice, the Himalayan glaciers are crucial for life in numerous parts of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and China. These immense glaciers are the source for many major rivers, and supply more than 800 million people with water for irrigation, hydropower, and drinking. However, as temperatures increase, the glacial ice is rapidly disappearing. To address the problem of freshwater shortages, we must first and foremost halt climate change. According to many scientific reports, including several from the United Nations, the primary cause of climate change is raising livestock, which creates more greenhouse gasses than all forms of transportation combined. It is also the leading cause of deforestation, water pollution, and environmental degradation. Interestingly, raising livestock also contributes directly to water scarcity. Globally, approximately 70% of all the fresh water used today is consumed by agriculture. However, many of the crops grown are not being fed to humans but instead to livestock. Almost 40% of the world’s grain and 80% of the world’s soybeans are fed to animals raised for so-called “food.” The quantity of water required to raise livestock is staggering. Researchers estimate that approximately 20,000 liters of water are needed to produce one kilogram of beef. You can save more water by not eating a pound of hamburger meat than you can by not showering for six months! According to scientists, we can drastically reduce our water footprint by adopting a vegan lifestyle. While a meat diet requires 4,000 gallons (15140L) of water per day, a vegan diet requires only 300 gallons (1135 L). Thus, by choosing a plant-based lifestyle we can reduce our water footprint by more than 90%. Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently warns us about the grave dangers of water scarcity. She reminds us that the fastest, most efficient way to preserve water is through the compassionate, noble, resource-saving organic vegan lifestyle.
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-29   731 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-29

Water: A Precious Resource for Life on Earth, Part 1 of 2

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Water: A Precious Resource for Life on Earth, Part 1 of 2

"Every year, on the 22nd of March, the world comes together to help create water awareness. Everyone, from our world leaders to children in primary schools, join the fight against the abuse, pollution, and over exploitation of our precious water resources." Fresh water is the resource that all of us must share to meet many of our daily needs. We need fresh water for drinking, cooking, personal hygiene, and operating our sanitation systems. We also use fresh water for raising animals, irrigating crops, and manufacturing. Even today, fresh water is scarce. Why do we currently have a water shortage? There are several reasons. First, over the past 100 years, the Earth’s population has grown rapidly. In addition, as technological advancements and wealth increase, the demand for fresh water has risen much faster than the growth in population. According to the United Nations, the average person now uses twice the amount of water per day than was used a century ago. However, far more serious than our growing population and increasing per capita demand is the greatest threat of all: climate change. As a result of rising global temperatures, rivers, lakes, and aquifers are either drying up or becoming too polluted to use. The situation has become so critical that the UN estimates if we do not halt climate change, by 2050 more than two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed regions. Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently expresses concern about our ever-increasing global water shortage and recommends the fastest and most efficient solution to this critical problem is adoption of the organic vegan lifestyle. “Water scarcity is a serious problem, because without enough water we cannot grow food. But 70% of all water used by humans goes to agriculture – especially (animal) livestock agriculture, livestock raising. So, the best place to conserve water is through food, manageable food, sustainable food, not animal food. And the best way to feed more people with less water is also through food, sustainable food practices, sustainable agriculture, organic vegan agriculture. So, we all should go vegan, and the best is organic vegan.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-22   860 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-22

Ocean Warming: A Call to End the Climate Crisis, Part 3 of 3

14:59

Ocean Warming: A Call to End the Climate Crisis, Part 3 of 3

On today’s program we’ll explore how ocean warming is also contributing to extreme weather events. Warmer waters in both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean have spawned some of the strongest storms on the planet. The warmer the water, the more chaotic and extreme the weather event will be. Supreme Master Ching Hai also told this in the conference, which took place in Orizaba on November 16, 2009. “Speaking of disasters in particular, the rising intensity and frequency of storms comes from the warming of the ocean which changes weather patterns. This past decade saw several such devastating events, like Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which took the lives of nearly 20,000 Central American brethren, as well as Mexican fellow citizens.” During the summer of 2020, global ocean temperatures reached record highs, with sea surface temperatures being consistently 1-2 degrees Celsius above normal. In September, around the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa, where many storms develop, these anomalies increased to 2-3 degrees Celsius above normal, as various countries experienced a record number of super-charged storms, cyclones, and hurricanes. Research scientist Dr. Kátia Fernandes has shown that ocean temperatures play a critical role in setting the stage for wildfires. Dr. Fernandes developed an “Interactive Mapping Tool” that shows the relationship between sea surface temperatures in the northern tropical Atlantic and wildfires in the Amazon rain forest. The warmer the water, the further north the rainfall is pulled. Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently warns about the many dangers of climate change and recommends the quickest most efficient solution: global adoption of the vegan lifestyle. “If we don’t change our disaster-breeding, provoking way, then disasters will never end. I am also in tears whenever there is a natural disaster anywhere in the world. My heart aches for the suffering of the people. I feel what they feel, and I am very, very much saddened. But we can only stop the disaster once and for all by tackling the root problem; that is, by stopping the killing of humans, and mass murdering of innocent animal lives. Only when we walk in peace and love on this Earth will the Earth and nature respond peacefully to us. If we protect others, we will be protected.”
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-08   620 అభిప్రాయాలు
ప్లానెట్ ఎర్త్: అవర్ లవింగ్ హోమ్
2021-03-08
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