year is already on track to being the hottest in recorded history,
according to climate scientists at the US National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
With July temperatures being
reported as the second highest in history, the months of March, April,
May, and June were each reported as the highest ever on record.
Easterling of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center also noted the
unusual finding in June that land masses across the entire globe were
Moreover, 17 countries, comprising 19% of the Earth’s
total land area and including northern nations such as Finland and
Russia, have set new records for the most oppressive heat.
is the largest surface area of the planet to be experiencing such
unprecedented temperatures in the same year. Remarking on these alarming
numbers, Dr. Mark Serreze, Director of the US National Snow and Ice
Data Center stated, “The point of the matter is that global warming has
Kevin Trenberth, head of the climate analysis
section at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),
further warned that in such conditions, we should prepare for increased
tropical storms, saying, “The last time it was this warm was when we had
the record-breaking hurricane season that led to Katrina and Rita, and
we ran out of alphabet (characters).
This year the temperatures
in the Atlantic are higher than they were in 2005.” Thank you all
researchers and scientists for your detailed efforts to factually
document the climate changes of our planet.
We pray that we may
stop this dangerous cycle with our every effort to shift towards
sustainable living. During a November 2009 videoconference in Mexico,
Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of such adverse global warming effects as
temperature increases, highlighting at the same time an effective and
swift way to reverse them.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Some of the global warming effects that we hear about are a continued
rise in the Earth’s atmospheric temperature, warming of the ocean, along
with acidification, more frequent and stronger storms, prolonged
droughts and intensified heat waves, soil desertification, plant and
animal extinctions, and even melting of permafrost, which could trigger
massive releases of more methane gas! That would be catastrophic beyond http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100816/most-ever-heat-record-temperatures-19-percent-earths-surface http://news.discovery.com/earth/heat-record-climate-change.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/13/AR2010081306090.html http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/35632/hottest-year-on-record-so-far.asp http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/weather-extremes-and-climate-change
an unthinkable scale.
the livestock , that is the number one source of global warming
worldwide; and methane is the primary greenhouse gas generated by
So, I repeat: The number one source of global warming
is from our consumption – killing of all the cows, pigs, chickens,
sheep, eggs, dairy. According to calculations they performed, they
concluded that eating a vegan diet for a year is more effective at
cooling the planet than driving a hybrid vehicle for the same period of
Another good news about this simple dietary solution is
that methane, as a greenhouse gas, also dissipates quickly from the
atmosphere. So, eliminating livestock production as this major source of
methane is thus one of the fastest ways to cool our planet.