NASA ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Arctic sea ice reflects about 80% of the sun’s heat,
stabilizing the colder temperature of the ocean.
Based on the latest
satellite data cited in December 2007 article, National Aeronautics and Space
(NASA) climate scientist Jay Zwally predicts that nearly
all the ice could be gone from the Arctic Ocean by the end of Summer
Arctic Ice in September 2007 was:23% below previous record low
(from NASA satellite data)50% below 1950 levels (from ship data)
Greenland surface ice loss is now 400% greater than 15
years ago.Surface temperatures in the Arctic are
the highest in 77 years of
There is hope: According to James Hansen, top climate
scientist at NASA: “We have passed tipping points.
We have not passed a
point of no return. We can still roll things back, but it is going to require a
According to US University of California,
Davis’ newspaper, The California Aggie, published on March 4, 2008:
professor says methane from Arctic lakes adds to global warming. In a talk
presented at the University of California at Davis, Dr. Katey Walter, a
professor of limnology and environmental research at the University of Alaska,
stated that methane bubbling up from Arctic lakes is now being released into the
This is due to melting of the lakes’ permafrost layers resulting
from climate change.
According to Dr. Walter, who has personally
conducted Arctic lake research in areas such as Siberia, this phenomenon causes
further global warming because methane “fuels its own production” by melting
even more permafrost layers once released.
Research by Dr. Gregory
Ryskin at Northwestern University indicates that methane explosions from the
ocean caused extinctions of 90% of marine species and 75% of land species
250 million years ago.
In his report, “Methane-driven oceanic eruptions and
mass extinctions,” he explains how methane gas, which had been trapped
in the stagnant waters, was released, leading to the die-off of most
marine and land life.
Dr. Ryskin states: “…if it happened once it could
In response to the concerns of Supreme Master TV
staff, Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously agreed
to a teleconference for
further discussion and questions about climate change.January 20,
I wanted to ask if you
have a message for the leaders of the world, what would you say to them?
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
say to them to use their mighty power to change the diet of the planet.
adopt immediately, new technology, Sustainable energy. And set an example by
themselves by becoming a vegetarian or vegan. Use their mighty power. Use their
example, to set a new diet for the planet,
the vegetarian diet.
Yes. Thank you
Master.Supreme Master Ching
They first have to be vegetarian and then they use their power truly.
They could do that by forbidding meat as well. By citing all the harm that
meat would do to humans and the planet.Forbid meat eating. Just like forbid
smoking cigarettes, and drugs, that’s also another kind
of harmful drug. I
wish really that we have the planet, we continue to live, and the children grow
in a better environment, but you see, it’s up to humanity to decide what
they want and which direction they turn. Q:
Master, since stock breeding is the major
cause of greenhouse gas, it looks like vegetarianism would
be a solution
but, do you think it would be enough? Supreme Master Ching Hai:
No, no, I don’t say
just vegetarian, you know, technology has to change. We have veggie, we have
sustainable energy. We have hybrid cars, we have planting trees, we have
prayers, remember?Vegetarianism is for the long term benefit, to lessen the
karma (bad retribution)to touch the mercy
Master, if you had a message for the world,
what would it be? Supreme Master Ching
That I love them very much.
| nearly all
the ice could be gone from the Artic Ocean by the end of summer 2012
|- NASA climate scientist Dr. H. Jay Zwally
| In the end,
it will just melt away quite suddenly |
|- Professor Peter Wadhams -|
| We have
passed tipping points. We have not passed a points of no return. we can still
roll things back, but it is going to require quick turn in direction
|- NASA's top scientist James Hansen -|
| Don't eat
meat, ride a bike, and be a frugal shopper -- that's how you can help brake
global warming |
|- Rajendra Pachauri - the Chief of the United Nation's Nobel
Prize-winning scientific panel on Climate Change -|
| when methane
bubbles up from the lakes, the bubbles are often trapped in the permafrost ice
layer, but as the ice melts more due to global warming, more methane is released
into the atmosphere|
|-DR. Katey Walter , Research scientist University