Water scarcities emerge in Middle East, southwestern USA and northern Mexico.
a combination of over-use and growing climate change effects causing
the Jordan River to dwindle to a trickle, people in Syria, Israel and
Jordan are suffering as their governments debate water rights.
of Jordan often have the resource available only twice a week. Director
of environmental organization Friends of the Earth Middle East, Gidon
Bromberg, stated, “The river's almost been destroyed because of the
Meanwhile, Lake Mead, which provides water to
northern Mexico and the southwestern US states of Arizona, Nevada and
California, has declined to 40% of capacity, the lowest since the
reservoir was created in the 1930s.
Having just endured an
11-year drought, the lake dropped another 15 feet in the past five
months. US scientist and Lake Mead expert Dr. Tim Barnett, who forecast
two years ago that the giant reservoir could run dry by 2021, stated,
"It's a clear warning." Our appreciation, Mr. Bromberg, Dr. Barnett and
colleagues for your work in alerting us to alarming scarcity of water
across the globe. Let us join in quickly adopting more conserving and
considerate practices as we also strive for planet-cooling measures to
reverse climate change.
During an August 2009 videoconference
in Thailand, Supreme Master China Hai spoke with concern over such
crises, highlighting the importance of more conscientious stewardship of
our world’s limited resources.
Supreme Master China Hai: We
have over six billion people in this world and the sources of
groundwater for wells, which supports half of our world population, are
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And the top ten global river systems, drying
or ebbing away. And three billion people are short of water. How many
more, I don’t know, how many more of suffering people are we waiting
before we take action?
Please do it now! Just be veg.
the meat, dairy, fish industry. Be benevolent. Create a merciful energy
that will envelop our world, that will emit mercy, love, protection for
us and our children on this planet. Please take action now. Very simple.
Just be veg.