Four years to Save the Earth.
LilHoody | May 21, 2009 at 12:04 pmby
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Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth.
Soaring carbon emissions are already causing ice-cap melting and threaten to trigger global flooding, widespread species loss and major disruptions of weather patterns in the near future. "We cannot afford to put off change any longer," said Hansen. "We have to get on a new path within this new administration. We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world. America must take the lead."
It has been noted that the current carbon levels in the atmosphere were already too high to prevent runaway greenhouse warming. Yet the levels are still rising despite all the efforts of politicians and scientists.
What does that tell you? Clearly, it means the steps that are being currently implemented are not working.
The only solution is to stop killing - stop the livestock industry and lead a healthy plant based diet.
Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO’s Livestock Information and Policy Branch and senior author of the report: “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.”
It has been documented that the US is the only way the world will change. It has the political muscle to lead the world and halt the rise of carbon emissions. Must like the whole world who made choices to ignore leading scientist and climatologist for the past 8 years, especially in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia - every effort must be made today to prevent us losing the one place we can call home.It is widely accepted that the US is the leading carbon emitter, and with the Earth's largest economy - are the ones that can put a stop to the Earth heating up.
Hansen said feedbacks in the climate system are already accelerating ice melt and are threatening to lead to the collapse of ice sheets. Sea-level rises will therefore be far greater - a claim backed last week by a group of British, Danish and Finnish scientists who said studies of past variations in climate indicate that a far more likely figure for sea-level rise will be about 1.4 metres, enough to cause devastating flooding of many of the world's major cities and of low-lying areas of Holland, Bangladesh and other nations.
Australia just witnessed anther Natural Disaster this week - massive rains hammered the East Coast - causing wide spread flooding.CSIRO have implimented contingent plans to help coastal towns in Australia to deal with rising waters, expecting that these areas will be washed away this year. Same too can be said for the UK.
Stretches of Britain's coastline are doomed and plans will soon have to be drawn up to evacuate people from the most threatened areas, the new head of the Environment Agency warns today.
All out apathy thinking that nothing will happen to us, we are immunie - that will come to an end soon. Leading scientist from all parts of the world are all saying the same things - the Earth does not have long to live - we must STOP KILLING - we must be VEGETARIAN.
Please, heed the calls - before it is too late.
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