A newly published report by the International Alliance of Research Universities, “Climate Change –Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions,” states that the rate of polar ice caps disintegration as well as sea level rise are both substantially faster than what the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted two years ago.
The paper, which was prepared by researchers from 10 international universities, predicts the ocean levels to rise 1 meter by the end of the century, a nearly 70% increase over what the IPCC previously projected.
Similarly,oceanic temperatures are climbing 50% faster than forecast by the IPCC. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, stated, “We have to act immediately and we have to act strongly. Time is clearly running out.”
Our sincere gratitude, scientists of the International Alliance of Research Universities for this report that clearly highlights our imminent global crisis.
Let us all quickly transition to nobler lifestyles to protect the future of our unique and beautiful planet. During the March 2009 Juice Fast for Peace seminar in California, USA, Supreme Master Ching Hai acknowledged the reality of the world’s changing oceans, offering at the same time a way to truly transcend this planetary dilemma.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Where are we going with this kind of rising levels? Even if we dig a hole… Nowadays, they have something like the tube ready for you, like a room, and then you can put it in the Earth to protect yourself from climate change, from gases and all that, but how can we protect ourselves in this case when the sea level rises 70 meters and bury everything in its wake?
And no more food, no more agriculture, nothing! No animals even to eat. Even if we want to eat meat, there will be nothing left for us.
We have to change to a vegetarian diet, animal-free diet. Animal industry must be out. That’s it.