Scientists have already forecast that if global average temperatures increase beyond an average of two degrees Celsius, the Earth will face catastrophic effects from climate change.
According to “Plugging the Gap,” a recent report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the planet is currently warming at a rate that would result in temperatures far exceeding this two-degree limit.
The report stated, “Global greenhouse gas emissions under current policy settings could be up to nearly one-third more in 2020 than (what is) needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.” It went on to identify a series of recommended actions that would reduce emission levels to the level calculated as necessary for a temperature rise of two degrees Celsius or less. These include further emission reduction goals, especially by industrialized countries, as well as improvements in land use and forestry practices to ensure environmentally sustainable agriculture.
World Wildlife Fund, we appreciate your concern and confirmation of the urgency with which we must act to avert catastrophic climate change. May such information motivate us all toward the rapid adoption of planet-protecting measures.
During an August 2009 videoconference in Thailand, Supreme Master Ching Hai sent an urgent plea to world governments to do everything necessary to save their co-citizens from global disaster.