research conducted independently by scientists from England, China and Denmark
anticipates a 1 meter sea level rise in the next 100 years. This is nearly three
times the previous estimate made by the United Nations International Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC), whose 2007 calculations did not take into account the
dynamic effects of melting ice sheets.
One of the recent studies
conducted by the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark
evaluated sea levels from the 1700s to the present.
Their results forecast a
sea level rise of between 0.7 and 1.2 meters during the next 100 years, with the
variation being determined by humanity’s actions to curb greenhouse gas
International scientists, we are grateful for your efforts
that further clarify the increasingly perilous state of our planet. Let us all
join now while there is still time to protect our shared Earthly abode.
Addressing the gravity of this dire situation during an interview for the
September 2009 edition of The House Magazine, Supreme Master Ching Hai reminded
that it may be alleviated through humanity’s adoption of nobler
Supreme Master Ching Hai: It’s too serious. Too
serious. Sea level rise, for example, threatens half of the world's population
living within 200 kilometers of a coastline. Seventeen million in Bangladesh
have fled their homes already, mainly because of coastal erosion. In the United
Kingdom as well, several coastal flooding disasters have already occurred with
more forecast by the nation’s Department of Environment. http://www.physorg.com/news190387986.htmlhttp://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=8724
This is due in
part to the fact that over 26 million residents in the UK live in coastal zones,
with 40% of Britain’s manufacturing industry also located on or near the
These situations will only worsen, not improve, until we stop the
cause. This means to halt the livestock production and meat consumption. If
humans switch to the vegan diet, the Earth will begin cooling immediately and
many of these dilemmas can even be reversed. So please, be veg and do good, to
save the planet and all the beings on it, including you and me.