study recently conducted by Dr. Sofia Hjalmarsson of the Department of
Chemistry at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg found that the permafrost
layer stretching across the vast reaches of the Arctic contains an
additional global warming hazard.
Besides the melting of methane
hydrate crystals, which have already been observed as gaseous bubbles
rising from an increasing number of Siberian lakes and other water
bodies, the thawing tundra also releases stored carbon.
Hjalmarsson’s studies of the Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi Seas of
north Siberia as well as the Baltic Sea revealed elevated carbon dioxide
levels in all of them, meaning that organic carbon released from the
permafrost is being carried by the rivers out into the coastal waters.
Hjalmarsson warned that the danger of the permafrost thawing is that it
cannot be stopped once it advances beyond a certain stage, meaning that
the melting of the vast carbon stores must be stopped now.
appreciation, Dr. Sofia Hjalmarsson for this important research showing
the ever-increasing dangers of global warming. May findings as these
spur us all toward sustainable practices such as the Earth-saving vegan
diet. During an international gathering with our Association members in
February 2008, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of toxic gases such as
methane being released with atmospheric warming, as she urged for the
solution that addresses the root cause.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: You see, the gases are fuming
from the ocean and from the land that’s been defrosting. It’s fuming
everywhere. It’s just that at the moment, it’s not so intense. http://www.physorg.com/news182430651.htmlhttp://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=65756&CultureCode=en
knows by now, from the UN report that meat eating, animal raising, it’s
one of the worst factors, or even the worst factor of global warming.
And nobody talks about it.
Everybody says, new energy, biofuel,
hybrid car, dig a hole and store the carbon.” As if it will not bust one
day. And before that you have to breathe in already, as if will not
What is so difficult, to put down one piece of meat,
and replace it with one piece of tofu? Which is exactly the same,
better nutrition. Better for your health. More economized.