National Emergency System has announced that more than 47,000 residents
have been displaced by climate change-induced natural disasters such as
floods or droughts between 1997 and 2005.
With the country’s
economy also affected, the International Organization for Migration has
called for a national conference to discuss ways to mitigate the
consequences. Official records show that rainfall across Uruguay has
increased since 2004, setting off more flooding, while drought periods
have also become more extensive.
Meanwhile, the country’s
weather models forecast further increases in minimum temperatures and
more periods of extreme rainfall.
We appreciate this alert to
the further adverse effects of climate change, National Emergency System
scientists, and pray that a balanced ecosphere is restored to the
Uruguayans and all people through our global adoption of sustainable
practices that preserve lives and the Earth.
Supreme Master Ching
Hai has long reminded of the urgency of implementing measures to
safeguard citizens from such disasters, as in an October 2009
videoconference address to government magistrates in Mexico.
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 5
years With 300,000 fellow human beings now dying each year due to
climate change, more than 20 million have been displaced as “climate
The 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
Therefore, to rapidly halt global warming, to halt the
emission of methane, we must stop its #1 source: that is, livestock
breeding.or Becoming vegetarian would be an effective solution to global
warming. That is, we have to live an animal-free lifestyle, a