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Urgent SOS Message on Our Earth


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Stephen Hawking: about Climate Change, the future of the human race, and life on Earth.


In a rare interview with Wong Chun Wai ( http://www.wongchunwai.com/ ) , Group Chief Editor of The Star; Malaysia’s leading English daily, in Cambridge last month (February 2010), Stephen Hawking shares his view about climate change and the survival on earth (below interview is quoted from the Jakarta Post daily, March 5, 2010 http://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2010-03-05 ) page 28:

Wong CW: What about climate change? What are your thoughts on that?
Stephen H: Climate change is happening at an ever increasing rate. While we are hoping to stabilize it, and maybe even reverse it, by reducing our CO2 emissions, the danger is that the climate change may pass a tipping point at which the temperature may trigger the release of large quantities of CO2 trapped at the bottom of the ocean, which will further increase the green house effect.

Wong CW: Lately the world seems to be pre-occupied with how it will end, judging from the many movies. You have mentioned the earth will be wiped out either by a sudden nuclear war, genetically engineered virus or others. Do you still think so?
Stephen H: The universe is expanding and will continue to expand forever, but only very slowly, at at rate of about one part in ten billion each year. Of more immediate concern is that the sun will exhaust its nuclear fuel in five billion years. it will swell up, and engulf the earth. it will be time to move to another system, if we are still around.
But will the human race even survive the coming century, let alone the coming millennium? There are many dangers, but the one that worries me most is GLOBAL WARMING, as it may trigger the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide from the oceans, which would add to the warming. We might end up like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degree Celcius, and raining suplhuric acid.

Wong CW: In looking at the universe, what is your view on the issues of the earth like poverty, disease, war, hunger, etc?
Stephen H: I’m not worried about the future of the universe. The universe will continue whatever happens. But the future of the human race, and of life on Earth, is much less certain. We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.

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Seventh letter to a Friend (Surat Ketujuh Kepada Sahabat)


Surat Ketujuh Kepada Sahabat (Seventh Letter to a Friend)

(For English please scroll down)

Perihal : Berapa Banyak Waktu Yang Tersisa ?.

Sahabatku yang baik,

Anda tahu bahwa  CO2 TIDAK HANYA BERTAMBAH, TETAPI NAIK PESAT SECARA BERLIPAT GANDA

Terdapat  banyak alasan atas kejadian ini , tetapi satu hal dari yang paling kritis adalah Lapisan es yang mencair. Lapisan es Kutub Utara yang ada sejak 3 juta tahun yang lalu dapat hilang seluruh esnya pada akhir musim panas 2012*. Tanpa lapisan es tersebut, laut akan menyerap sebagian besar panas matahari. Suhu yang tinggi akan memicu dilepaskannya simpanan gas metana yang saat ini terperangkap di permafrost dan dasar lautan dunia. Metana mengikat panas 72 kali lebih kuat daripada CO2. **

* Penemuan ini menurut ahli iklim Jay Zwally dan laporan iklim terakhir NASA. Es kutub utara saat ini telah menyusut 50% dibandingkan tahun 1950, dan menghilang 3 kali lebih cepat daripada yang diduga.

Hal ini telah terjadi di Siberia menurut Dianne Dumanoski pada “Akhir Musim Panas Panjang”, dimana rata-rata suhu meningkat hingga 5,4 derajat F sejak empat puluh tahun silam. Sebuah rawa gambut beku yang seukuran negara Prancis dan Jerman melepaskan metana lima kali lebih cepat daripada yang diperkirakan. Pada bagian kutub utara, seperti tanah lumpur Stordalen, pelepasan metana meningkat di beberapa tempat hingga 60 persen.

**Lihat laporan Robert Goodland dan Jeff Anhang.

“Tindakan tunggal yang dapat dilakukan setiap orang untuk mengurangi emisi karbon adalah vegetarianisme.”

– Dr. James Hansen, Ahli iklim terkemuka dunia, NASA

Berapa Banyak Waktu yang Tersisa?

Berdasarkan hasil kajian ilmuwan James Hansen, Greg Craven, seorang guru kimia dan fisika yang mempelajari permasalahan tersebut secara ekstensif dan kemudian menulis buku “Kejadian Terburuk Apa yang Dapat Terjadi” (What’s the Worst that Could Happen), menyimpulkan bahwa kita harus membuat perubahan mendasar dalam dua tahun ke depan jika kita ingin pulih kembali ke tingkat CO2 yang relatif aman.

“Sesungguhnya Aku telah memberikanmu benih unggul rempah-rempah. Itulah yang akan menjadi makananmu.

–          Genesis 1:29

Kita tahu bahwa menurut Asosiasi Diet Amerika, suatu pola makan vegan dan vegetarian yang direncanakan dengan baik adalah sesuai untuk semua umur, termasuk ibu hamil dan menyusui, balita, masa kanak-kanak, serta masa remaja.
– Asosiasi Diet Amerika

http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/advocacy_933_ENU_HTML.htm

Jadi, tidak perlu ragu untuk memulai gaya hidup baru vegan dan vegetarian guna ikut menyumbang terhadap keselamatan Bumi bagi generasi kita berikutnya.

Salam Kasih dan Sejatera,

Sahabatmu

p.s.: Teruskanlah Surat ini kepada sahabat-sahabat lainnya dan orang-orang yang Anda kasihi

English Version:

Seventh Letter to a Friend

Subject: How Much Time Do We Have Left?

My dear friend,

You know that CO2 NOT JUST RISING BUT ACCELERATING EXPONENTIALLY

There are many reasons to this, but one of the most critical is the Icecap thaw.  The Arctic Icecap, an ancient feature of our planet for the past 3 million years, could be gone at the end of summer of 2012*. Without the icecap, the sea will retain most of the sun’s heat.  The higher temperature will allow vast stores of methane gas that are currently trapped in the world’s permafrost and ocean bed to bubble up.  Methane is 72 times more potent than CO2 in its ability to trap heat. **

* This finding is according to climatologist Jay Zwally and NASA’s latest climate report.  The Arctic icecap is currently 50% below 1950 level, and is disappearing at a rate 3 times faster than anticipated.

This is already happening in Siberia, according to Dianne Dumanoski in “The End of the long Summer”, where the average temperature has risen by 5.4 degrees F over the past forty years.  A vast peat bog the size of France and Germany containing an estimated 70 billion tons of methane has started thawing and releasing methane five times faster than expected.  In parts of the Arctic, such as the Stordalen mire, methane releases have increased, in some spots by as much as 60 percent.

**See the report by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang.

“The single action that a person can take to reduce carbon emissions is vegetarianism.”

– Dr. James Hansen, Top world climatologist, NASA

How Much Time Do We Have Left?

Based on James Hansen’s scientific expertise, Greg Craven, a chemistry and physics teacher who studied the subject extensively and authored the book “What’s the Worst that Could Happen”, concludes that we must make fundamental changes within the next two years if we want to revert to a relatively safe level of CO2.

“Behold I have given you herb yielding seed.  To you it shall be for meat.”

– Genesis 1:29

We know that according to The American Diatetic Association, a well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence.

– The American Dietetic Association

http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/advocacy_933_ENU_HTML.htm

So, it is our choice to start a vegan and vegetarian life-style to save our planet for our next generation.

With Love and Grace,

Your Friend

p.s.:  Please forward this Letter to your other friends and your loved ones.

The World Peace Diet


The World Peace Diet has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle is currently giving a series of lecture presentations around North America on The World Peace Diet.

ABOUT

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Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and  presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion.

On this website, you can find out more about Dr. Tuttle’s book, The World Peace Diet, about his original piano music, about his seminars and retreats on developing intuition, compassion, and meditative equanimity, and about the individualized music and art portraits he does with his spouse Madeleine.


See the Tour Schedule for details.

Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly  at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. in education from U.C., Berkeley, he has worked extensively in intuition development, spiritual healing, meditation, music, creativity, vegan living, and cultural evolution.

In churches, he typically presents the morning special music, meditation, and message and later gives an educational seminar on developing intuition, as well as a concert of original music, “Piano Passion.” These are intended to generate energy for personal and planetary awakening.

Will’s original piano music is widely acclaimed for its uniquely inspiring and healing qualities.

Ascension CD Islands of Light CD AnimalSongs CD

Seminars & Portraits:

Click here for more information on Will’s seminars & retreats, and for flyers.

Individualized Music & Art Portraits offered by Dr. Will and Madeleine Tuttle.

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Visionary artist Madeleine Tuttle from Switzerland creates original paintings, Art Cards, Tatting (‘Frivolité’), and collaborates with Will in creating Personalized Music and Art Portraits.

Madeleine’s watercolors have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her art has developed out of her extensive world travels, her deep interest in meditation and the beauty of nature, her love of animals, and her training as a Waldorf educator.

Buy limited-edition prints, Art Cards, and Frivolité (tatting), plus arrange Music and Art Portraits from this web site.

(Photographs of Will & Madeleine by Dilip Barman)

If you are interested in having Dr. Tuttle deliver a presentation for your center or event, or to find out more about Madeleine’s art, please contact them:

Dr. Will & Madeleine Tuttle
1083 Vine Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
800-697-6614 or 707-207-5020 (message)

Earth Under Fire


Earth Under Fire

: How Global Warming is Changing the World is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change. In dramatic photographs, maps and quotes from world climate science leaders, this one-of-a-kind book shows how the earth is being changed right now.

The book illustrates on-going shifts from weather extremes and melting glaciers to disruptions of animal migration and plant growth — including the strong impact on human life, cities and cultures.

Earth Under Fire ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere.

http://www.earthunderfire.com/

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