July 24, 2009

Leading US climatologist calls for urgent action to avoid planetary disaster

Dr. James Hansen, Director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has said that climatic tipping points are rapidly approaching with potential irreversibility if greenhouse gas emissions are not promptly slowed. He points out that we are on a present course to reach 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, which would incur a several meters rise in sea level and runaway climate change. On the SolveClimate website, he stated, “This is a problem that demands strong leadership. The only special interest that should be calling the tune is the public’s special interest.”

Our earnest appreciation, Dr. James Hansen for your persevering efforts to raise awareness about the immediacy of this dangerous warming trend. Let us all become leaders by adopting the planet-cooling organic, plant-based diet to sustain both our lives and others.

Supreme Master Ching Hai often shares her insights to help us as we face the dangers of global warming, as in the following excerpt from an October 2008 videoconference in Thailand.

Supreme Mastet Ching Hai: We cannot prepare much. Even if we stockpile some food and all that, it is not always helpful. It just makes the world food shortage worsen. So we can only rely on the good karma that we can create. And that we can do.

We can save ourselves right now by turning into vegetarian diet which is benevolent, which is very compassionate, and by being compassionate to others, Heaven will be compassionate to us. That’s the only thing I can tell you. The way we are doing right now, we cause suffering to others; we cannot expect happiness in return.

What we have been doing will bringing us disaster and trouble and maybe mass destruction in the very near future. So, if we want to have a good result, we have to start doing good. Be veg, go green, and do good deeds.

http://solveclimate.com/blog/20090715/james-hansen-climate-tipping-points-and-political-leadership http://www.giss.nasa.gov/staff/jhansen.html

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