to the top US government weather agency, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this year’s hurricane season, which
commences June 1, may contain as many as 23 named storms with up to
eight that would likely to develop into hurricanes with winds that could
reach a dangerous 178 km-per-hour.
This would make the 2010
Atlantic hurricane season one of the most active ever documented,
similar to the year 2005, during which there was a record of 28 storms,
including Hurricane Katrina which claimed over 1,800 lives and
devastated a major city.
Such a forecast describes not only the
increased frequency but also the intensity of storms in the US, which
scientists say is fueled by heated oceans due to global warming.
Meanwhile, government officials also warned the storms could exacerbate
the damage already being inflicted by the large oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico, possibly pushing the oil farther onshore to areas of
Mississippi and Alabama.
We appreciate your insightful
forecasts, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists,
as we pray for everyone’s protection through adequate preparations. More
importantly, may such an ominous forecast of extreme weather events be
averted through our greater efforts toward sustainable living.
a November 2009 videoconference in Washington, DC, USA, Supreme Master
Ching Hai addressed with concern such a pattern of stronger, more
frequent storms, while calling for a proper solution.
Supreme Master Ching Hai :
According to researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, United
States of America, worldwide the number of the most destructive Category
4 and 5 hurricanes has doubled over the past 35 years. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN279881520100527?type=marketsNewshttp://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-27/u-s-predicts-as-many-as-23-atlantic-storms-in-2010-update2-.html
5 storms yield the highest level of destruction in major cities. Their
intensity and duration have also increased by 75 percent since the
One of these storms whose effects can still be seen and
felt was the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, which devastated, especially, areas
of New Orleans, with people who are still recovering their homes and
their lives today. I am so sorry the American people have had to suffer
through such tragedies. You may ask, what is the main cause of this
damage and destruction to the environment?
It’s methane, which
is produced primarily by the livestock industry. So, to solve this, we
do need to move quickly, and of course we know what to do, right? Yes?