December 21, 2010

After Cancún, urgency remains for bold climate action

Coinciding with the conclusion of Mexico's United Nations Climate Change Conference was the confirmation, announced by the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Dr. James Hansen, that 2010 is now the hottest climate year on record.

Amplifying the significance of this discovery is the fact that these high temperatures were recorded during a period of maximum cooling effect from the sun.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2010/12/with_climate_change
_its_the_lo.html


Such data gave new weight to a report presented during the conference stating that overall, the global average temperature is currently on a path to rise by a catastrophic 4 degrees within 50 years.

http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/12/03/world-could-heat-up-4-degrees-c-in-50-years.html

In his speech marking the end of the summit, Mexican President Felipe Calderón emphasized the real urgent danger of climate change as it affects all nations.

H. E. Felipe Calderón - Mexican President (M): In recent years, my friends, and particularly in 2010, the catastrophes caused by meteorological phenomena, worsened and multiplied by climate change, have been more than evident. If we don´t start acting with determination here and now, this will damage us all.

VOICE: His Excellency also reviewed the notable concrete results from the summit.

H. E. Felipe Calderón - Mexican President (M): One of the greatest achievements of Cancún is the adoption of mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and land degradation. We have to remember that in most of the developing countries, more than half of carbon emissions come from deforestation, and these emissions reach up to 20% of the global emissions.

VOICE: Worldwide, at least 51% of greenhouse gas emissions, including those coming from deforestation, have been strongly linked to animal agriculture.

Scientists and others have been calling for alternatives to animal products to stop the current destructive livestock raising, an idea supported by Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Pablo Solon.

H. E. Pablo Solon - Bolivian UN Ambassador (M): Industrial agriculture is one of the main emitters. So, to have something that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions through an ecological agriculture is very positive.

VOICE: Supreme Master Ching Hai has long urged for a full transition to organic vegan farming as an energy and time efficient way to stop global warming. During her busy schedule attending the COP 16 conference and meeting with delegates in Cancún, Supreme Master Ching Hai also spoke about this solution in interviews with the media.

Broadcasting this coming Sunday on the channel TVCun is an interview by the program “Encadena TV,” in which Supreme Master Ching Hai is asked to share on various topics, such as her reason for dedicating her service to the world, spiritual connections between violence and the planet's crisis, and the urgent need to replace meat production with benevolent ways of growing food.

Interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai By Encadena TV, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Supreme Master Ching Hai: The government should subsidize organic farming and encourage people to change into organic farming. I really, really want to invite the government to take this opportunity to be more heroic, more noble, more protector of the planet, of their people, because truly they have more facilities than I and you.

Animal industry is killing our people and our planet. Killing our people by giving disease and sickness and abnormal function. And killing the planet because of methane gas that's heating up our planet.

So, if we realize that, then we'll stop it. Then we will be all heroes. I don't want to be the only one hero on the planet.

I don't want to be praised or given award or anything, I just want everybody to become a hero - and now - to save our home!

VOICE: We send our appreciation for the government decision makers' efforts in Cancún, as our gratefulness also goes to Supreme Master Ching Hai, whose steadfast support throughout the summit was felt by many an encouraged participant.

May our world be steered to safety through our leaders' noble endeavors, the most crucial of which is the planet-cooling organic vegan policy.

All information concerning the scientific evidence of climate change and its solution is in Supreme Master Ching Hai's book, “From Crisis to Peace: The Organic Vegan Way Is the Answer.”

Freely available to read at www.Crisis2Peace.org. You can tune in to the upcoming broadcast of Encadena TV's interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai on the channel TVCun, on Sunday, December 19 at 10 am in Quintana Roo, Mexico, or 5 pm Central European Time, on Channel 13 TVCUN in Cancún City, and via live streaming online at www.sipse.com/envivo/TVCun.

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