Oceans found to be rising faster than predicted - 28 Jun 2009  
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Oceans found to be rising faster than predicted.
A newly published report by the International Alliance of Research Universities, “Climate Change –Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions,” states that the rate of polar ice caps disintegration as well as sea level rise are both substantially faster than what the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted two years ago.

The paper, which was prepared by researchers from 10 international universities, predicts the ocean levels to rise 1 meter by the end of the century, a nearly 70% increase over what the IPCC previously projected.

Similarly,oceanic temperatures are climbing 50% faster than forecast by the IPCC. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, stated, “We have to act immediately and we have to act strongly. Time is clearly running out.”

Our sincere gratitude, scientists of the International Alliance of Research Universities for this report that clearly highlights our imminent global crisis.

Let us all quickly transition to nobler lifestyles to protect the future of our unique and beautiful planet. During the March 2009 Juice Fast for Peace seminar in California, USA, Supreme Master Ching Hai acknowledged the reality of the world’s changing oceans, offering at the same time a way to truly transcend this planetary dilemma.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Where are we going with this kind of rising levels? Even if we dig a hole… Nowadays, they have something like the tube ready for you, like a room, and then you can put it in the Earth to protect yourself from climate change, from gases and all that, but how can we protect ourselves in this case when the sea level rises 70 meters and bury everything in its wake?

And no more food, no more agriculture, nothing! No animals even to eat. Even if we want to eat meat, there will be nothing left for us.

We have to change to a vegetarian diet, animal-free diet. Animal industry must be out. That’s it.


Formosan (Taiwanese) city launches vegetarian school meal program.
In efforts to promote a low carbon emission diet, Tainan city is encouraging self-catering schools to begin with one vegetarian lunch per month, moving to once a week while at the same time developing organic vegetable gardens on the school grounds. Amongst 51 elementary and middle schools in the city, 48 have adopted the program.

The city’s Director of Education, Mr. Suie-Wen Wong and Deputy Secretary of the Environmental Protection Bureau, Mr. Jen-San Lin, joined the students in Rihsin Elementary School for its launch of the eco-friendly lunches.

What encouraging news! We thank the Tainan City Education Department and Environmental Protection Bureau as well as the participating schools for your veg endeavors.

Wishing many teachers, students and families the manifold benefits of living in health with the compassionate and Earth-friendly vegan diet.



Wales allocate funds for climate change.
Environment Minister Jane Davidson has announced that Wales is allocating nearly US$500 million to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate global warming.

Coinciding the UK Climate Projections 2009 report, which forecasts rising temperatures and sea levels, Minister Davidson outlined the nation’s plan, which includes funding for sustainable energy, the appointment of climate change development officers for Welsh communities and support for businesses to go green.

Remarking that the goals are for citizens as well as government, she said, "Everyone has a contribution to make to tackling climate change, in every sector and walk of life."

Minister Davidson and Wales, we laud for your wise investment and green commitment into mitigating climate change. May eco-conscious endeavors such as yours be joined by countries and citizens across the globe.