On Saturday, I decided to go to Hollywood Beach just to relax and take a break after long week. I notice the high tide and how the waves were coming in pretty hard. A few days later on the news I saw the report of how the barriers the City of Ft. Lauderdale put on A1A to protect the street were mostly destroyed by the high tide and in-coming waves. It caught everyone by surprise. This is an example of things to come. Florida is one of the most vulnerable areas as far as the impact of sea level rise.
This week, an article came out by Climate Central’s Michael D. Lomonick titled “Sea Level Rise Accelerating Faster than Initial Projections.”. I want to share some of it with you and encourage you to visit the link below to read the entire article.
“Sea level is rising as the planet warms up, but how much it will rise, and how fast is still something climate scientists are working out. And according to a study released late Tuesday in Environmental Research Letters the ocean is already rising faster than the most recent authoritative report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was projecting as recently as 2007.
“Results show that global temperature continues to increase in very good agreement with the best estimates of the IPCC,” the authors of the new study write. “The rate of sea level rise of the past decades, on the other hand, is greater than projected by the IPCC models. This suggests that IPCC sea level projections for the future may also be biased low.”
The IPCC issues comprehensive reports every five to seven years, with the next one due out in 2013-2014. The reports summarize the state of scientific knowledge on climate change, and are used as the underpinning of international climate talks aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
As usual I provide the information, please investigate and find out more for yourself and take some action in your day to day decisions to protect and heal our planet. YES INDIVIDUAL ACTION CONTRIBUTES TO THE WHOLE.
Peace & Blessings,
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director,
Operation Green Leaves Inc. http://www.oglhaiti.com
Another Earthquake on our planet again yesturday in Guatemala.16 people plus lost their lives. As my friend Jane Wynne in Haiti said after the devastating impact of “SUPER STORM SANDY”. Our planet is speaking to us. We mus listen and learn. So today as you go about your activities, pay attention to your choices and actions be sure that they do NO harm to our home planet EARTH. When it comes to he Environment there are no borders, we share the oceans,rivers, street and the Air. Understand that we are ONE. Our actions affect the whole.
Peace & Blessings
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director
Operation Green Leaaves Inc.
There is no question that Mother Nature is one of the most powerful force in the Universe. We must respect her and at the same time learn to live in Harmony with her. In less than 24 hours so many lives where totally changed forever.So many lives lost on SANDY’S path from the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti all the way to the shores of New Jersey. 110 plus homes entirely destroyed with all the precious belongings. Some with much sentimental values, pictures, gifts that are irreplacable.
As I watch the news and read stories about the devastation caused by this powerful SUPERSTORM. I am inspired to go within and reflect and ask questions. The devastation in New York and New Jersey could of been in Florida had the storm decide to curve a bit. My thought is that it is really time for humanity to re-evaluate what is really important, our priorities must be adjusted to meet the challenges of this new world that we live in. In the last few centuries we have seen an immense rise in consumption. We Buy, Buy, Buy things that if we really think about it, we did not really need or want. We always want More or Want what the other has. These choices and actions, created so much more demand for companies to produce more,many times in an unstainable manner which created so much more pressure on our planet.
This time I urge and encourage all of humanity to look deeper and re-evalutate our priorities, what is really important as we rebuild our homes, our lives in the affected areas. There are many lessons to be learned in the devastation caused by SANDY. Everyone worldwide can learn from this tragedy. Time to wake up and pay attention!
Simplicity can release from within you great spiritual powers which are currently numbed by mindless over-consumption. Let’s change our focus from mindless consumption to social compassion, love and respect for our natural world and promote peace on planet earth. I leave you with a really inspiring poem from St. Franis of Assisi.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Water, who is very useful and humble and presious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the Stars, in the heavens you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Be praised my Lord, through Brother Wind, and through Air and Cloud and fair and all Weather, by which you nourish all that you have made.
Be praised, my Lord, through bother Fire, by whom you light up the night;he is beautiful and merry and vigorous and strong.
Be praised, my Lord with al lyour creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is day and by him you shed light upon us. He is beautiful and radiant with great splendor, of you, Most Hight, he bears the likeness.
Peace and Blessings to All.
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director
Operation Green Leaves Inc.