to a report by the US-based National Research Council, the chemistry of
the sea is changing faster than it has in hundreds of thousands of
years. The rising acidification, which is caused by the absorption of
the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, removes heat-producing CO2 from the
However, the resultant increase in acidity is
adversely affecting such intricate ocean processes as photosynthesis,
nutrient access, growth, reproduction and even the survival of marine
life such as coral reefs and shellfish.
Noting that the current
rate of change is more than any known in the past 800,000 years, the
report recommends further assessment of potential damage as well as a
plan to curb these harmful effects.
We are grateful National
Research Council and all scientists who are calling attention to the
silent crisis of the ocean caused by global warming. May we each and all
do our part by adopting compassionate and sustainable lifestyles that
are in harmony with the continuation of life on our planet.
at a March 2009 videoconference in California, USA, Supreme Master
Ching Hai emphasized, as she frequently has, the critical need to
safeguard the delicate balance of our seas.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: There’s
another condition called acidification where the lack of certain fish
has contributed to higher ocean acidity which, in turn, reduces the
capacity of the ocean to absorb CO2. The ocean is a very complex
ecosystem where every living thing has a unique function. So, removing
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a small fish for humans to eat creates an imbalance in the sea.
In fact, we are already seeing an effect of this imbalance on marine
As the ocean becomes warmer and warmer and more acidic, more toxins are present in the water.
Anything God puts on Earth is for a purpose. We should not kill anything. We should not eat anything except plant-based diet.