January 3, 2010

New book by Dr. James Hansen warns of last chance to save humanity

In a plea for action to address global warming for the sake of his and all future generations, Dr. Hansen authored the book “Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.”

In the book, the US climatology expert and Director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies cautions of a climatic point of no return that is approaching more rapidly than previously forecast.

He also states that scientists have lowered the projected highest levels of CO2 that Earth’s atmosphere can handle to 350 parts per million, even though current CO2 levels stand at 387.

The book also warns of the consequences if governments and officials don’t act quickly to stop global warming, emphasizing that eco-stabilizing efforts are crucial for our global survival.

Our gratefulness goes to Dr. James Hansen for addressing the very real urgency of our planetary crisis. May all people quickly heed the need to take compassionate, eco-conscious actions to alleviate global warming and stabilize our ecosphere.

Supreme Master Ching Hai has also often called on humanity to act in accordance with the important warnings of such esteemed scientists as Dr. Hansen, as during an interview published in the September 2009 edition of The House Magazine.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Please, let us heed the warnings and advice of these respected, wise scientists as we continue our shared commitment to the Earth’s welfare.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: According to Dr. Hansen, our planet is on a dangerous course to passing irreversible tipping points with disastrous consequences. These you know already, like melting of the Arctic sea ice which causes oceans to absorb more sunlight and speeds up melting; and the melting of permafrost which in turn releases toxic methane gas, resulting in more warming of the atmosphere; and the extinction of cornerstone species that cause further collapse to our already ailing ecosystems, thus endangering even more species, and most important of all, us humans.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: But these two great scientists not only point out our grave planetary situation. They do offer a simple, efficient and economical solution: The adoption of a plant-based diet is the single most effective action that an individual can do to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.stormsofmygrandchildren.com/storms_of_my_grandchildren.html
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-james-hansen27-2009dec27,0,5460299.story

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