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United Nations Reports: It’s Now or Never to Stop Climate Change, Part 1 of 2

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On April 4, 2022, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third installment of its comprehensive Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The April report provided updated information on global warming and global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as on the current progress in emission-mitigation efforts. And the results are alarming. The report shows that between 2010 and 2019, annual global greenhouse gas emissions continued to increase and are now the highest in human history. Consequently, global temperatures continue to rise, causing more frequent and catastrophic climate-related disasters.

His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, expressed his deep concern about the study’s findings. “I’ve seen many scientific reports in my time but nothing like this. Today's IPCC report is an atlas of human suffering and the damning indictmen of failed climate leadership. With fact upon fact, this report reveals how people on the planet are getting clobbered by climate change.”

The report states that we have very little time left to make changes. In fact, scientists say global greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2025 and then be drastically reduced by 2030. If not, it might be impossible to prevent a climate catastrophe.

One of the report's conclusions is that “agriculture, forestry, and other land use can provide large-scale emissions reductions.” Numerous scientific studies have shown that raising livestock is one of the primary causes of climate change, creating more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined. Raising livestock is also the primary cause of deforestation, water pollution, soil degradation, loss of wildlife, and many other environmental problems.

Our Most Gracious Supreme Master Ching Hai often reminds us that the killing of billions of helpless, innocent farm animal-people for so-called “food” is the true underlying cause of global warming. “We know meat eating, scientifically, physically speaking, is the major cause of our planet’s destructive direction. Then we must turn around and walk in the opposite direction. The opposite of meat diet is a vegan, compassionate diet. All the animal products, all the killing of men or animal-people must be stopped if we want to stop climate change. Stop killing and global warming will stop, immediately, because we turn in the other direction.”
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