Ancient plant extinctions came from global warming - 5 Jul 2009  
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Ancient plant extinctions came from global warming.
A report recently published in the journal Science details findings that the loss of up to 80% of plant biodiversity in Greenland 200 million years ago occurred at lower levels of greenhouse gases causing climate change at that time.

This collaborative effort of international scientists from University College Dublin in Ireland, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, USA and Oxford University in the UK concluded that the public must seriously consider the current atmospheric warming before history repeats itself and small increases in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide lead to massive and sudden collapses in biodiversity.

Lead researcher Dr. Mc Elwain from University College Dublin cautioned, “If we continue with the current intensive use of fossil fuel energy, some estimates calculate that carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere will reach 900 parts per million by the year 2100.

This is exactly the same levels at which our study identified the mass biodiversity collapse in ancient Greenland.” International researchers, many thanks for your valued work in studying our planet’s climate history. May your insightful findings be the catalyst of change in our call to action for the sake of planetary sustainability.

Supreme Master Ching Hai has often caringly warned of the effects of human activities on global warming, as in the following excerpt from an October 2008 videoconference in Thailand.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: What is in the atmosphere if we do not continue the way we are living our life right now and we will not continue to overload the atmosphere, then it will decrease with time, maybe long time, but it will decrease. And what is important is not to create any more, or not so overwhelmingly that nature cannot handle.

Nature can help to absorb some of the carbon dioxide but we overload nature, so we have problems right now and we’ll continue to have problems if we are not doing anything to prevent further destruction of the planet.

And any new technology takes so long to develop and to be in the market. The best solution, the quickest, the most benevolent that can change everything from black to white immediately is the vegetarian diet because compassion begets compassion.


European Union assists Romania in protecting the environment.
As one of 11 major environmental projects, the European Commission just approved €189 million for upgrading the water infrastructure in Brasov county, Romania, which will benefit over 511,000 residents in 14 towns. With an overall budget of €3.2 billion, the European Commission has so far committed €1.1 billion for restorative projects in the country.

Our sincere appreciation, European Commission, and Heaven bless your generous support of both Romanian citizens and the environment.

Wishing the beautiful people of Romania a flourishing land of health and beauty.


Climate change: a case of shrinking sheep.
Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that wild Soay sheep on Scotland's island of Hirta are now a full 5% smaller than they were in 1985. While evolution normally tends toward larger sheep that can endure the cold winters, global warming has led to smaller sheep that can better survive and bear young.

Professor Tim Coulson of Imperial College London said that the findings of this research complement previous studies that showed how climate change could influence population size.

Professor Coulson and Imperial College London, our gratitude for this insightful finding on how climate change is making noticeable changes to everything around us.
May we heed
to call to halt this trend by being responsible stewards in caring for the planet.