HOST: Hallo, concerned viewers, and welcome to this week’s Planet Earth:
Our Loving Home featuring retired family physician Dr. Peter Carter
from British Columbia, Canada who is the co-founding director of the
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, a climate policy
advisor to the Canadians for Climate Action, and the co-author of the
2008 book “Homo Sapiens! Save Your Earth from Mass Extinction Due to
Dr. Carter (m): As Ban Ki-moon said, we have all
the resources to deal with and get over climate change. The only thing
we lack, as he said, is time. We are in an emergency.
Carter, a vegetarian, was a speaker at the “Humanity’s Leap to The
Golden Era” climate change conference held in Washington DC, USA on
November 8, 2009 that included special guest Supreme Master Ching Hai
participating by videoconference.
Dr. Carter was also a speaker
at a community event entitled “Creating a Healthy Planet with a
Plant-Based Diet” which was held in Victoria, Canada and today we
present excerpts from his talk which covered the dangers we all face
from global warming.
To begin, he addresses the conditions at
the poles and in the oceans and how the global environment is giving
strong warning signals that we are on the cusp of runaway climate