July 8, 2009

Arctic permafrost could release vast amounts of greenhouse gases

A four-year study by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has revealed that the carbon stores beneath the vast Arctic tundra, or permafrost, are much higher than previously estimated. CSIRO’s Global Carbon Project Executive Director, Dr. Josep Canadell, stated, 『Projections show that almost all near-surface permafrost will disappear by the end of this century, exposing large carbon stores to decomposition and release of greenhouse gases.”

He went on to state his own observations on a recent trip to China that the permafrost at the Arctic’s southern limit had nearly disappeared in the last 20 years. It is estimated that even a 10 percent permafrost melt would result in a 0.7 degree Celsius increase in temperature, causing more intense storms, droughts and rising sea levels, with further warming that could be irreversible and catastrophic if the thaw happens too quickly.

Dr. Canadell and colleagues at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, we appreciate your efforts in providing this alarming report. Let us all awaken now and act in bringing sustainable Earth-saving measures to preserve the environment for ourselves and all beings.

In a July 2008 videoconference with our Association members in Seattle, Washington, USA, Supreme Master Ching Hai warned of the planet’s imperilled state, offering her insights on how to best ensure our stable future.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: If the ice melts and the sea warms, then the gas will be released into the atmosphere, and it does already according to scientists’ research and pro of. So the gas that release into the atmosphere might affect you.

And you see, if it is not cold then even all the permafrost, which is the cold hard mud layers, will be melted also, and then the gas from the permafrost also will be released. And that’s the reason maybe you feel more tired.

And some places may have more mental illness, and all kind of other illnesses, and diseases go where they have not been before even.

So everybody has to join to into the vegetarian diet, and stop the killing, stop the harm to other people and the animals and save energies every way possible and go green wherever possible.


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