the nation's weather events to the larger phenomenon of climate change
for the first time, a study by scientists at the University of Oxford in
the United Kingdom has shown that human-generated greenhouse gases
contributed to the devastating 2000 floods.
meteorologists saying that this was also the wettest autumn in more than
230 years of record-keeping, the extreme rains and flooding affected
thousands of residents throughout especially England and Wales, damaging
nearly 10,000 properties.
In their study, the researchers
evaluated regional flood patterns over the past seven years as well as
thousands of detailed computer weather simulations to establish the
chance of floods occurring with and without greenhouse gases present.
Their results, published in the journal Nature, concluded that human-
made global warming made flooding twice as likely to occur.
the study, expert climatologist Professor Andrew Weaver of Canada's
University of Victoria cautioned that continued global warming could
lead to worsening conditions as he stated, “We should continue to expect
increased flooding associated with increased extreme precipitation
because of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas. And we have no one to
blame but ourselves.”
Our appreciation, University of Oxford
scientists, for your detailed work in revealing a clear link between
extreme weather patterns and human- caused greenhouse gas emissions. May
we quickly adopt effective actions to mitigate such impacts and
stabilize the ecosphere.
In a video message presented to the
Association of Mexican Magistrates Pro Environmental Justice in October
2009, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed the alarming rise in climate
change-induced floods and other disasters while reminding of the steps
needed to reverse them.
Supreme Master Ching Hai : We
have signs of imminent crisis that are evident in all corners of the
world. First, storms have nearly doubled in intensity over the past five
years, as we can see in recent hurricanes and floods, which left
damage, trauma and grieving families. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20110216/video/vuk-manmade-gases-partly-to-blame-for-uk-37e89e1.htmlhttp://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/UK-Flooding-And-Global-Warming-Manmade-Gases-Linked-to-Floods-In-Yorkshire-Kent-And-Sussex-In-2000/Article/201102315933008?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15933008_UK_Flooding_And_Global_Warming:_Manmade_Gases_Linked_to_Floods_In_Yorkshire,_Kent_And_Sussex_In_2000b
What causes these damaging changes?
number one cause of global warming is: livestock. Recent research tells
us that livestock-raising is responsible for more than 50% of the
world's greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock is the single largest source
of human-generated methane, a greenhouse gas that traps at least 72
times more heat than CO2, as measured over a 20-year period.
to rapidly halt global warming, to halt the emission of methane, we
must stop its number one source: that is, livestock breeding.
vegetarian would be an effective solution to global warming. That is,
we have to live an animal-free lifestyle, a compassionate lifestyle.