Antarctic glacier melting more rapidly than ever - 3 Sep 2009  
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One of Antarctica’s largest ice masses, the Pine Island glacier, has been found to be losing volume at a rate of up to 16 meters a year, or four times faster than just ten years ago.

The glacier’s expected lifespan has also been adjusted from an anticipated 600 years to now just one century before it is completely gone.

Study scientist Professor Andrew Shepherd of Leeds University in the UK stated, “This is unprecedented in this area of Antarctica. We've known that it's been out of balance for some time, but nothing in the natural world is (being) lost at an accelerating exponential rate like this glacier.”

Corresponding to the unprecedented melt are serious implications for sea level rise, with expected global increases of at least 30 centimeters.

Professor Shepherd and colleagues, we appreciate your candid evaluation, despite its alarming implications.
Let us take heed and quickly unite in adopting planet cooling ways to preserve our fragile ecosphere. Addressing such instabilities of our Earth, Supreme Master Ching Hai offered reassurance during the March 2009 “Juice Fast for Peace” videoconference in California, USA, saying that humanity’s adoption of noble standards is the best protection.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Before, the United Nations predicted that one meter sea level rise would be very catastrophic already and causing a lot of people to lose their homes.

But scientists have learned that Greenland and western Antarctica and eastern Antarctica are all melting now which had not been a factor before. Based on these findings, one scientist says:

If all Antarcticas were to melt, thenthe sea level could rise up to 70 meters!
So, there’s no way we can run away from this except we turn to a virtuous way of life, then we are connected with Heaven because Heaven is virtuous and love and blessing.
I see no other way we can protect ourselves at all.