new study from German researchers at organizations such as the Potsdam
Institute for Climate Impact Research has estimated global temperature
increases based on the pledges of international governments to reduce
Despite calls by small island nations for a limit of
1.5 degrees Celsius global temperature rise and even the Copenhagen
Accord’s establishment of 2 degrees maximum, the study’s findings point
to a devastating 3 degree increase in temperature.
Institute’s Bill Hare stated, “The current pledges and loopholes give us
a virtual certainty of exceeding 1.5 degrees, with global warming very
likely exceeding 2 degrees and a more than 50-percent chance of
exceeding 3 degrees by 2100.”
According to environmental
journalist Mark Lynas, author of the book, “Six Degrees: Our Future on a
Hotter Planet,” a 3-degree temperature rise scenario includes
super-hurricanes destroying large cities, vast areas of Africa and
Australia rendered uninhabitable due to drought, massive carbon release
from vegetation and soil and the loss of the entire Amazon rainforest in
According to the United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Earth has already
heated up by 0.8 degrees Celsius since the start of industrialization,
with accompanying sea level rise and accelerated loss of ice and
Scientists forecast that even a 1 to 2-degree
warming would cause calamities such as the submersion of low-lying
coastlines, heatstroke fatalities across Europe, and the extinction of
at least a third of all species.
We appreciate the contributions
of Dr. Hare and Potsdam Institute colleagues, Mr. Lynas and
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists in helping us see
the reality of the life-threatening perils we face, as we pray your
message awakens us to the importance of acting faster and with ever more
focus to preserve lives on our planet.
Supreme Master Ching
Hai has long urged world leaders toward the most necessary actions to
avert planetary disasters, as in an October 2009 speech addressing
government magistrates and judges in Mexico.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
At this most urgent time for the planet, I beseech your honorable
graces to please help your country and our world spare lives from the
impending global warming calamity. If you don’t, there will be too
massive a catastrophe, too immense a suffering upon people, families,
the children, that our conscience might never be able to bear it.http://www.france24.com/en/20100610-world-still-heading-3-degree-celcius-warming-studyhttp://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1878270/world_still_on_a_warming_trend/http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article1480669.ecehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/apr/23/scienceandnature.climatechange
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