Greenland ice sheet melt could be sooner than expected. - 18 Dec 2008  
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German researcher Dr. Bill Hare, who is also one of the lead authors of a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publication, has stated that scientific advancements now allow more precise predictions of the effects of temperature on the world’s ice sheets. Dr. Hare said that a temperature rise of as little as 1.5 degrees could mean the irreversible melting of Greenland and a corresponding several-meter rise in sea levels. This, he said, would spell the end for thousands of islands and most coastal cities around the world. Many thanks, Dr. Hare and colleagues, for this alert of the devastating effects of continued global warming. May we all take heed and act in unison to protect the future of our cherished Earthly abode.

On August 24, 2008, in a videoconference with Vancouver Center in Canada, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of the urgent situation of melting ice: Videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai with Vancouver Center, Canada – August 24, 2008

Mostly, the time of disappearing of the ice means the spelling of trouble for our planet. Of course it would be better if we already saved the planet before the ice melted. But as it is, we can only do the best we can and try to inform everybody to save themselves by being vegetarian. If the ice melts quicker, then, of course, we have shorter time to save the planet. But nevertheless, because of people joining the vegetarian diet, then we still can manage to save the world.