Illustrating the importance of biodiversity, a study conducted by ecologist Brad Cardinale of the University of Michigan in the USA finds that habitats containing eight different species of algae removed the pollutant nitrate from the water 4.5 times faster than streams containing just one. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110406/full/news.2011.216.html?s=news_rss
In the face of threats such as climate change, 19 Latin American gene banks are working to preserve crop diversity by regenerating thousands of unique varieties of coffee, tomatoes, chili peppers, beans and other edibles.http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-latin-american-effort-rejuvenate-crop.html
The state government of Maharashtra in India states that climate change effects have caused the ruin of an estimated 80% of the year's mango crop, as an unseasonably short winter ended too quickly, with temperatures that have already soared to scorching summer readings of 41 degrees Celsius. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Nearly-80-of-mango-crop-ruined-by-climate-change/articleshow/7879886.cmshttp://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=78718
Supreme Master Ching Hai : As the ocean becomes warmer and warmer and more acidic, more toxins are present in the water. The whales and dolphins are thus being driven from the ocean as conditions worsen; it is suffocating them. Sometimes hundreds at a time, they’re dying on the beach because they cannot tolerate this toxic condition in the seawater anymore. What do we think, why the dolphins and the whales beach on the sand?
They die hundreds at a time because they cannot suffer anymore the water in which they live. Water means life to them but now the water becomes poison so they have to go out.
Anything God puts on Earth is for a purpose. We should not kill anything. We should not eat anything except plant-based diet.
If we reduce the livestock raising, then we can reduce all the toxic gases that is lingering in our air right now. And if we go organic vegan, then everything will be back to normal as before and even better.
The weather will become better. Not only will the ice stop melting, the toxic gas will be reduced, hunger will be eliminated, war will be done with, but also our planet will revive itself, and will become even better than now, more lushful, more plentiful, more abundant for all to enjoy in clean air, peace, love, good health, and long life.