SCIENTISTS & POLITICIANS ON CLIMATE CHANGE:
Dr. Gordon McBean, Climatologist, Chair for Policy in the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction;
Professor, University of Western Ontario :
The timing is particularly appropriate, in view of the recent tragic events in Myanmar.
And it is one of the many weather, climate related events that are inflicting damage around the world.
We unfortunately are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of those events.
Up to 270 species are erased from existence each day.
In a telephone interview, Ireland's leading newspaper, Irish Independent, cited the findings of conservation organization WWF that one-third of all animal species have
been lost since the 1970s, and asked Supreme Master Ching Hai to comment on this alarming trend and its cause.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: It is our behavior that causes so much the loss of our planetary species. Scientists have proved it.
So we all know that over-fishing, over-hunting, polluting the environment are the cause of global warming and the decrease of animals on the planet.
And many of the advices to stop have often gone unheeded.
And it's a pity, you know?
We should protect the species because when we protect them, we protect the ecology.
And the ecology links with our health,the health of the planet and the people.
VOICE: Indeed, uncontrollable deforestation, unsustainable land use, and now climate change are leading to further destabilization of soil, air and water - all of which humans depend on ultimately for life's activities.