unseasonal ups and downs of temperatures have caused significant
increase in produce prices, along with a later bloom of Spring flowers.
The rapid weather changes are so dramatic as to give the appearance of
different seasons on different days, with cities like Tokyo recording a
high of 22.4 degrees Celsius on one day in April, followed by a drop to
6.7 degrees the next day, only to rise again to 18.2 degrees the day
Heavy rains and reduced hours of sunshine have also
affected northern and western Japan, while other locales like Ashinoko
Lake in Kanagawa Prefecture are witnessing unlikely snowfalls of 10
The colder temperatures are hampering vegetable
harvests and shipments, with some markets even doubling their prices,
while cherry blossoms that typically bloom in time for events and
festivals have been delayed in their flowering due to the unexpected
Japan’s Meteorological Agency attributes these
weather pattern irregularities to the El Nino phenomenon, whose effect
has worsened according to climatologists due to global warming.
be the gentle Japanese people in enduring such extremities that are
affecting both the economy and the country’s cultural traditions. We
pray that the balance of nature and livelihoods are restored through the
greater consideration by all humanity of our co-inhabitants and Earthly
In an October 2009 videoconference in Germany, Supreme
Master Ching Hai conveyed as she has many time previously her concern
for the environment’s perilous state, encouraging harmonious ways of
life to restore its stability.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Moreover, global warming has resulted in many instances of documented
extreme weather , leading to devastating crop losses and also drive food
prices sky high. http://article.wn.com/view/2010/04/17/Cold_affects_business_farming_Unseasonable_weather_ups_veget/ http://moyanagijapan.thoseinmedia.com/2010/04/17/how-the-recent-weather-instability-affecting-us-part-1/
So, if everyone turns to the plant-based diet, we
have more food immediately and an easing of conditions like drought and
flooding, with abundant harvests and food supplies quickly restored.
to return ourselves and our world to a purer state, one where all
beings can feel safe, protected and loved, and where all humans walk the
dignified way of the children of God, we have to stop the killing of
innocent animals. Stop it now. Stop it now and turn to the merciful way
of life. The natural way of life that God intended us to live, which is
the vegan diet.