Global temperatures to rise much higher than were expected. Two thousand scientists and other dignitaries were gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week to learn of the latest climate change science at what experts are now calling the “End of the World” conference due to the alarming new data. One example included previous predictions of a 2 degree Celsius rise in the world’s temperature, which now appear to be severely underestimated. Conference organizer and University of Copenhagen Oceanography Professor Katharine Richardson stated, “We can forget about the 2 (degrees) C. We are now facing the situation where we have to avoid a 5-6 (degree) C rise in temperature.”
Dr. Katharine Richardson – Marine Biologist and Head of Climate Congress Steering Committee (F): The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations climate panel, got it right. And it turns out, we’re on their worst case trajectory or their worst case scenario that they defined, or maybe even worse. The good news is, it turns out that we have an awful lot of tools in our toolbox already that we can use to immediately begin to combat climate change.
VOICE: Supreme Master Television asked participating scientists what “tools” they believed are the most readily effective.
Dr. Dale Jamieson - Director of Environmental Studies at New York University, USA. Vegetarian (M): It’s only going to be solved if the people of the world demand a solution. And one way of demanding a solution is to begin by changing your own life and reducing your consumption. Reducing our meat is probably the single most effective thing that individuals can do immediately to reduce their greenhouse gas impact.
Dr. John Schellnhuber – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (M): It would be one of the almost silver bullets, really. It would be very good for the planet.
VOICE: We are grateful, Professors Richardson, Jamieson, Schellnhuber, and all other scientist participants for alerting us to the frightening new data demonstrating the rapid pace of climate change – and for sharing with us the most effective solution. Through our combined efforts, may all people wake up to the need to act now by being veg to save the planet.
Rebroadcast of Live Videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai
Premiere of “The Birds in My Life” – German Edition
October 18, 2008 - Germany
In a videoconference at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, marking the German language premiere of the #1 international bestseller, “The Birds in My Life,” the book’s author, Supreme Master Ching Hai, answered a question regarding how we can halt global warming.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Of course, climate change is the worst threat that we have right now for our planet. This is worse than war. This is worse than even any physical threat that we can imagine. Now, as you know, and many of the people who are knowledgeable know, that vegetarian diet, meaning animal-free product lifestyle, is the best way, the fastest to stop our disaster of global warming and the destruction of our planet. Please be a vegan.
Then we will keep this planet; not only will we keep this planet, but this planet will become more beautiful, more abundant, more glorious, more happy for everyone to enjoy.