A recent study by scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has found that the greenhouse gas
oxide is released as permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere thaws.
Identified as the third most predominant greenhouse gas by the United
Nations after carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is 310 times
more warming than carbon dioxide and its release into the atmosphere
creates a feedback loop that accelerates global warming.
scientists had thought that permafrost thawing did not release nitrous
oxide in large amounts, but this most recent study, conducted on core
samples from Greenland, indicates that as the soil is re-saturated with
melt-water, nitrous oxide production increases to 20 times it natural
levels, with a third entering the atmosphere.
Copenhagen scientists, we are grateful for your observations that add to
our knowledge about climate change. May such awareness motivate us all
to act now while we still can protect our precious planet.
Master Ching Hai has often expressed her concern regarding the melting
of the Arctic permafrost, also urging actions to halt it, as in this
July 2008 videoconference with our Association members in the US.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: And
you see, if it is not cold then even all the permafrost, which is the
cold hard mud layers, will be melted also, and then the gas from the
permafrost also will be released. So it depends on how many people join
the vegetarian diet.
The more vegetarian people, the less
killing of the animals, the more time we have to rescue the planet and
the lives on the planet. So everybody has to join to into the vegetarian
diet, and stop the killing, stop the harm to other people and the
animals and save energies every way possible and go green wherever
THEN WE STILL CAN SAVE THE PLANET