History shows that sea levels can rise very quickly.
An article published in the February 12 issue of Science magazine describes a study led by US geoscientist Dr. Jeffrey Dorale, in which rock samples were collected from caves off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.
In so doing, the researchers not only identified sea level changes over the past 135,000 years, they discovered that the oceans can rise as much as 2 meters in a century.
Noting that this is nearly 12 times as fast as in the past 100 years, Dr. Dorale stated, “This has major implications for future concerns with sea-level change.
The mechanisms underlying these dramatic changes need further onsideration as we look to a future of impending climate changes.”
Our thanks, Dr. Dorale and team, for your detailed work and its cautionary forecast for our future. Let us all engage in actions that restore harmony and beauty to our shared Earthly home.
Concerned for humanity, Supreme Master Ching Hai has often addressed the tolls of global warming such as rising sea levels and the need for actions to curb them, as during an interview for the September 2009 edition of The House Magazine.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: People forced from their homes and communities due to rising sea levels and a host of other natural disasters, so-called natural disasters, but in fact these are all man-made. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=sea-caves-reveal-rapid-rise-in-ancient-ocean-levels http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/02/12/sea-levels-erratic-during-latest-ice-age.htmlExtra News
Sea level rise, for example, threatens half of the world's population living within 200 kilometers of a coastline. Seventeen million in Bangladesh have fled their homes already, mainly because of coastal erosion.
At least 18 islands have completely submerged around the world thus far, with more than 40 other island nations at risk from rising sea levels, and planning to relocate.
If humans switch to the vegan diet, the Earth will begin cooling immediately and many of these dilemmas can even be reversed. So please, be veg and do good, to save the planet and all the beings on it, including you and me.
India’s Meteorological Department reports that winter temperatures in the city of Delhi recently reached 31.6 ° Celsius, making them seasonally the warmest in four years.http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/delhi-records-seasons-hottest-day-in-four-years-lead_100327767.html
With the award-winning documentary “The End of the Line” opening in New Zealand, the book’s author Charles Clover explains that high-tech fishing fleets are depleting species so rapidly they may disappear before mid-century. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10628546
China’s State Oceanic Administration announces that rising temperatures and more extreme monsoons have caused sea levels to increase at record levels for the past three decades, with escalating concerns for public safety. http://en.ce.cn/National/environment/201001/28/t20100128_20878300.shtml