Glaciologist warns of drastic ice melt.
In a recent interview, Argentine expert Dr. Pedro Skvarca cautioned that all the glaciers in Antarctic’s northeast are melting rapidly and continuously. Dr. Skvarca, who heads the glaciology program of the Argentine Antarctic Institute has worked in the field for 38 years.
From direct observation in his travels to the region, he now states that some 400 kilometers of Antarctic ice melt are already causing ocean sea levels to rise.
Dr. Skvarca went on to say that recent Antarctic events, such as the collapse of the Larsen ice barrier and the receding Boydell and Sjogren glaciers have occurred much faster than the scientific community originally forecast.
Our heartfelt thanks, Dr. Pedro Skvarca for sharing your decades of expertise to advise of this urgent situation. May we all heed such a clear warning and act now to protect the Earth while we still can.
During an August 2008 videoconference with our Association members in Canada, Supreme Master Ching Hai, as in numerous other occasions, highlighted the critical need to reverse these signs of planetary danger.
Supreme Master Ching Hai : The time of disappearing of the ice means also the spelling of trouble for our planet. Of course it would be better if we already saved the planet before the ice melted. http://en.mercopress.com/2010/03/22/drastic-reduction-of-glaciers-in-the-northeast-sector-of-antarctic-peninsula http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/coldscience/2004-05-26-peninsula-conf_x.htmExtra News
But as it is, we can only do the best we can and trying to inform everybody to save themselves by being vegan. If the ice melts quicker, then, of course, we have shorter time to save the planet.
But nevertheless because people are joining the vegan diet, we still can manage to save the world.
Touring the site after a cargo ship went aground in the protected Great Barrier Reef area, Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calls for a revision of laws to ensure the valued marine ecosystem is protected from future environmental disasters. http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/kevin-rudd-flags-great-barrier-reef-protection-overhaul/story-e6frfku0-1225850612421 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8604250.stm
Japanese-based electronics company Sony announces its “Road to Zero” plan, with a goal of producing zero emissions by 2050, as well as reducing other eco-impact by minimizing the use of chemicals, conserving resources and supporting biodiversity. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/04/08/sony-sets-goal-of-zero-environmental-footprint-by-2050/ http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/csr/eco/RoadToZero/
In New York City, USA, unemployed young adults participate in the city’s Million Trees NYC Training Program, which provides paid on-the-job internships in forestry, ecological restoration and horticulture. http://www.happynews.com/news/472010/planting-million-trees-around-nyc.htm http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/07/ny.trees/