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.
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.”
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.
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. Referencehttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8200680.stm
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!
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.