Record hurricane trend in North Atlantic.
According to research recently published in the journal Nature, the regional hurricanes and tropical storms that
have been increasing over past decades are now at a 1,000-year high. Using a combination of sediment analysis and computer simulation to reconstruct centuries of past activity, US scientists from Pennsylvania State University concluded that the Earth has not seen such a high frequency of tropical storms for nearly 1,500 years.
Although the scientists are not certain as to why the storm peak occurred previously, the current increase
is attributed to global warming.
Pennsylvania State University scientists, we appreciate your observations that highlight this extreme warming trend.
Let us step quickly toward sustainable solutions that bring greater stability on Earth for all.
Ever-concerned for humanity and the planet, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed the recent increase in calamities during a March 2009 videoconference in Mexico, as she also explained the course of action needed to reverse it.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Powerful hurricanes have increased significantly in the past few decades. Referencehttp://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/08/13/13climatewire-study-finds-big-storms-on-a-1000-year-rise-94323.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8197191.stmBonn climate change talks conclude.
The US National Center for Atmospheric Research has identified warming sea surface temperatures as the main cause and correlated the warmer seas with global warming.
Warmer water leads to more water evaporation, giving the storms more fuel to create stronger storms which destroy some counties.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:: We still have hope, high hope to save the planet.
You just go vegetarian, and then you ask anybody who you know to go vegetarian with you. That’s the most simple solution and the most effective to save the planet, according to scientific research, according to medical research, and according to all the religious advice.
During the weeklong UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), representatives from the 180 nations in attendance made selective progress with the 200-page climate treaty draft that will be finalized in Copenhagen this December.
Many areas are yet to be completely resolved, such as agreement on greenhouse emission reductions and funding amounts to assist developing nations in addressing global warming.
At the meeting’s end, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer cautioned that negotiations at the upcoming September meeting in Bangkok must accelerate, saying, “If we keep moving forward at this pace, we may not make it in time at Copenhagen.”
United Nations representatives, we commend your efforts to advance toward a new climate change protocol.
Wishing you Godspeed in reaching consensus on these matters so vital for our Earth and her inhabitants. Referencehttp://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLE676941http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/281428,we-might-not-make-it-at-copenhagen-says-un-climate-chief.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/08/14/14greenwire-gloomy-negotiators-end-bonn-climate-talks-90249.htmlExtra News
Sri Lanka’s Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champilka Ranawaka announces plans to create a sanctuary area for butterflies near the nation’s Ritigala forest reserve. http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/08/17/news12.asp
Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos urges for climate change measures, saying that places like the popular island destination San Andreas are soon to be affected by rising waters that will cause the loss of both beaches and coastal cities. http://colombiareports.com/travel-in-colombia/93-caribbean/5454-17-of-san-andres-will-disappear-because-of-climate-change-government.html
With up to 80% decrease in rainfall and temperatures, the highest in two millennia, Chinese climatology experts warn of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau’s rapid deterioration and loss of support for human life unless measures are implemented to alleviate climate change. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-08/17/content_11896656.htm