recent study by scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark
has found that the greenhouse gas
nitrous oxide is released as
permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere thaws. Identified as the third
most predominant greenhouse gas by the United Nations after carbon
dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is 310 times more warming than carbon
dioxide and its release into the atmosphere creates a feedback loop
that accelerates global warming.
Previously, scientists had
thought that permafrost thawing did not release nitrous oxide in large
amounts, but this most recent study, conducted on core samples from
Greenland, indicates that as the soil is re-saturated with melt-water,
nitrous oxide production increases to 20 times it natural levels, with a
third entering the atmosphere.
University of Copenhagen
scientists, we are grateful for your observations that add to our
knowledge about climate change. May such awareness motivate us all to
act now while we still can protect our precious planet.
Master Ching Hai has often expressed her concern regarding the melting
of the Arctic permafrost, also urging actions to halt it, as in this
July 2008 videoconference with our Association members in the US.
Ching Hai: And you see, if it is not cold then even all the
permafrost, which is the cold hard mud layers, will be melted also, and
then the gas from the permafrost also will be released. So it depends on
how many people join the vegetarian diet. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=10290840http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/04/nitrous-oxides-global-warming-impact-no-laughing-matter/
The more vegetarian
people, the less killing of the animals, the more time we have to rescue
the planet and the lives on the planet. So everybody has to join to
into the vegetarian diet, and stop the killing, stop the harm to other
people and the animals and save energies every way possible and go green
THEN WE STILL
CAN SAVE THE PLANET