As up to 50 million tons of ice separated from the Tasman Glacier in southern New Zealand, around 20 icebergs suddenly appeared on the surface of Tasman Lake, located at the foot of the glacier. This was the biggest calving in the history of the lake, which formed around 1973 as a result of global warming.
Researcher Dr. Martin Brook, a lecturer in physical geography at Australia’s Massey University, has forecast along with Dr. Martin Kirkbride that the glacier would disappear within a couple of decades.
This is due in part to the existence of the lake, which speeds the melting of ice beneath the water’s surface. The scientists have also warned that calving events such as the one that just occurred could be dangerous due to potentially immense icebergs that could suddenly appear while tourist boats are traveling across the glacial lake.
Our appreciation, Drs. Brook, Kirkbride and associates, for your concerned alert about the quickly deteriorating state of the Tasman and other glaciers. We pray that such anomalies of nature are curbed through our striving to restore Earthly balance. As on previous occasions, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke during a November 2009 videoconference in Washington, DC, USA about the urgently needed actions to halt the alarming melt of glaciers throughout the world.