Global warming a solution Global Warming and what an Individual can do about it – Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Namaste, Har Shankara Jay Shankara, Aham Brahmasmi considers himself as nothing and says

I am no one Indeed you can choose anyone from millions of people around the world that I am..
I am You, You are me we are Ek Atma In fact we all are Ek Atma. There are no duality between us.. {About Aham Brahmasmi}

We all are part of the universe, just one tiny element a bigger unit. Much too often we forget that we have received this world as  a unit to live in and to be able to make use of all it has to offer.

On this and some other sites of me I mentioned already the sayings of the Jewish and Christian Holy Scriptures as well as the Red Indian or North American indigenous people that we have our environment in loan.

This 1st of January Adrian Sanchez also repeats (with other words) which I have written already previously.  He writes:

It is believed that the previous quotation is part of a longer one that comes from Chief Seattle, a leader of the Native American Suquamish Tribe, who warned the white man:

Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Humankind did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

This poignant thought focuses on responsibility (responsabilidad in Spanish) rather than on ownership. I believe, we are all responsible for what is given to us by nature, it does not belong to us, nor even to our descendants, as they too will have the same responsibility to deliver in the future. {We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.}

Human beings are often so ‘hautain’ and think they are master over everything and everything belongs to them personally. they should rethink and re-evaluate their little being in the bigger picture of the immense universe where-off the Bible says we even cannot count or know all the stars and planets, them being as grains on the sea-shore.

As human beings we may try to reach an end goal of wellbeing of sentient life which we have in mind … but we shall have to come to see we are not so bright as we might think and we are not so able to organise this world. – Just look at all the sorts of political and economical systems human beings have created but did not bring the right solution. –

Too much human beings also think in the way of ‘owning’ and ‘having property rights‘. It has become one of the most controversial human rights.

Property rights being relations between a person (or persons), another person (or persons), and a thing (or things), making that there should have to be a relationship, be it to an object or several things.  We may not forget that property rights deal with not only how we relate to each other, but how we relate to our our environment. {Humans, Nonhuman Animals, and Ecological Resilience: A Bridgeable Chasm, by Peter Berkman}

At the moment our society is so much focused on material wealth, they want to place everything in figures and money. It has come so far that in Europe they even want to charge you when you want to take a photograph of a building or monument. Luckily this resulted also in some reactions. (see a.o. U obrani Wikipedije i zdravog razuma)

Between record-breaking temps, the Paris climate summit, and the fact that Arctic sea ice melting out in summer is now a norm, evidence that the icy regions of the planet are changing fast is overwhelming. {The experience continues}

*

To remember

Himalayan glaciers = perennial source of water => rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra + Sindhu.

The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. At 62 kilometres (39 mi) in length, it is one of the longest alpine glaciers on earth.

glaciers > receding due to global warming <= increase in global temperature = real =>  in India cause irredeemable damage in more than one way if it is not addressed

river Ganga cease to be perennial in six to forty years of time

As human being = have a custodial relationship to the Mother Earth

Global warming = testifies how indifferent + careless we have been in discharging our care-taking responsibilities

raising animals for food generates more green house gases than all the cars + trucks in the world combined

Tens of billions of animals farmed for food release gases > methane, nitrous oxide + carbon-dioxide through their massive amounts of manure

livestock industry > flatulence + burping animals = huge amount of methane = 23 times global warming potential of CO2

synthetic fertilizers produced with fossil fuels process => huge amount of CO2 + releases nitrous oxide

avoid meat eating => absence of demand for meat => no more need for breeding millions of animals for daily slaughter => reversal of global warming = certainty.

Promotion of vegetarianism = require a change of heart = exercising responsibly choice.

+

Preceding articles:

Postponing once more

Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear

Summary for the year 2015 # 2 Strewn with corpses and refugees

Paris World Summit of Conscience, International interfaith gathering #1

2015 Ecology

Natural capital in concept works. They know it, we know it, but how come it rarely translates at the coal-face of sustainable development?

++

Additional readings

Necessity of a revelation of creation 2 Organisation of a system of things

+++

Further reading

  1. Wonderful World
  2. Climate change is nothing new, a quick look.
  3. Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica
  4. Global Warming
  5. Earth, then and now: Images of change by Nasa
  6. Environmental Fieldtrip
  7. France: Glaciers Disappearing
  8. Glacial Erratics
  9. Climate change can erode mountains, study finds
  10. How do glaciers influence climate?
  11. Glacial skate escape — Rare conditions create cool Alaska experience
  12. From Eos: “World’s Smallest Glaciers Risk Vanishing in Warm Climate”
  13. 90% of the biggest Yosemite glacier has melted. Did we do it? (1)
  14. 90% of the biggest Yosemite glacier has melted. Did we do it? (2)
  15. From AGU: “Kanchenjunga Glacier, Nepal Volume Losses
  16. “The Most Comprehensive Assault On ‘Global Warming’ Ever”.
  17. Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science–An Unbiased Report
  18. The Iceland snowfields
  19. Staggering amount of ice lost in Greenland!
  20. From Nautilus: “How To Clock a Glacier” March 2015
  21. The experience continues
  22. Turning 50 in Petersburg Alaska
  23. Argentina: Photos show Patagonia’s massive, melting glaciers
  24. Argentina -Things no one will tell you
  25. Peru Faces Tensions Over Water
  26. Peru opens “unique” climate change theme park in Lima
  27. Greenland might be contributing more to sea level rise than we thought
  28. Six years after the Attabad disaster, adaptation is still name of the game!
  29. 10 Reasons to visit Chile in the summer
  30. Lessons in Trekking
  31. #Nature #500px : Glaciers such an amazing creation by nayefalghamdi1 by nayefalghamdi1 #photography#IFTTT
  32. New on 500px : Glaciers such an amazing creation by nayefalghamdi1 by nayefalghamdi1
  33. You Can’t Rebuild A Giraffe
  34. With What Am I Willing to Struggle in 2016?
  35. Review Fridays: Glaciers
  36. Sunday Special – Northern BC, Canada
  37. Roadtrip from the Glaciers to Cardrona
  38. … I’m Still Not Done Talking About New Zealand. Are You Bored Of Me Yet?
  39. Exit Glacier-41/100
  40. What is Cosmogenic Dating?
  41. Winter Blues
  42. Backpacking Patagonia

+++

|| अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि ||

Global warming a solution

Swami Dayananda Saraswathi


The Himalayan glaciers have been the perennial source of water for the rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna,Brahmaputra and, Sindhu. Now the disturbing news is that the glaciers are receding due to global warming. This problem of increase in global temperature is real and in India it will cause irredeemable damage in more than one way if it is not addressed. One will find it difficult to believe the contention of some ecologists that the river Ganga would cease to be perennial in six to forty years of time, that the other rivers of Himalayan origin would suffer the same fate.

As a human being I have a custodial relationship to the Mother Earth. Global warming testifies how indifferent and careless we have been in discharging our care-taking responsibilities. Now that we see the seriousness of this problem we need to take certain ameliorating…

View original post 539 more words

Advertisements

About Guestspeaker

A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world. We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".
This entry was posted in Environment and Ecology, Thoughts of others, World and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Global warming a solution Global Warming and what an Individual can do about it – Swami Dayananda Saraswati

  1. Thanks nfor picking up the sciencesprings blog post. I appreciate it.

    Like

  2. Wow, a second pingback. sciencesprings says thanks again.

    Like

  3. Pete says:

    Every coin has two sides and every situation has more than one answer. My thoughts & opinions about global warming may follow a different path than yours but there is much I can take from your posting and hopefully enhance my journey down life’s path.

    Like

    • Marcus Ampe says:

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      I do find it important to have different opinions next to each other. In life and in this world, not everything is black and white, therefore let us always look at the different colours and different ideas, and learn from them.

      Like

  4. Dear Marcus,

    Thank you for producing such an interesting article, share it with us, and for pingback as well.

    It is believed that the beautiful quotation “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors ….” is part of a longer one that comes from Chief Seattle, a leader of the Native American Suquamish Tribe. I was not able to confirm this, nor to find the original quotation in its original language. Could you or anyone of your readers can advice on where it is possible to found it?

    Keep in touch.

    Adrián Sánchez

    Like

    • guestpeaker says:

      I got to know the quote around 1993-1995 on MSN and encountered it later (I think) by an Sioux connection Larry D. Grazier, who perhaps can give more light on this subject, 4590 County Road 326
      Lexington, TX. 78947 USA;

      sorry I can not help more,
      Marcus

      Like

Feel free to react - Voel vrij om te reageren

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s