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884-1 Global Warming: Yes, There Is a Solution!, Multi-subtitles


In the face of the planetary crisis
of climate change, In the face of the planetary crisis
of climate change, In the face of the planetary crisis
of climate change, the “Global Warming… Yes, There is a Solution!”
videoconference was held Yes, There is a Solution!”
videoconference was held in the capital city of Lima, Peru
on September 12. in the capital city of Lima, Peru
on September 12. in the capital city of Lima, Peru
on September 12. Supreme Master Ching Hai
graciously accepted Supreme Master Ching Hai
graciously accepted the invitation to attend
as guest of honor. the invitation to attend
as guest of honor. The event was broadcast live
on RBC Television’s Channel 11 The event was broadcast live
on RBC Television’s Channel 11 The event was broadcast live
on RBC Television’s Channel 11 and on Radio Latina at 990 AM, reaching more than 50,000 listeners. reaching more than 50,000 listeners. Guests speakers included
Argentine film and television star Guests speakers included
Argentine film and television star Guests speakers included
Argentine film and television star Nicolas Paúls; Director of the Disasters Prevention
and Study Center Director of the Disasters Prevention
and Study Center Director of the Disasters Prevention
and Study Center Gilberto Romero Zevallos; and sociologist and author
Cecelia Mendiola. and sociologist and author
Cecelia Mendiola. Notable individuals such as
the founder and president of Notable individuals such as
the founder and president of Notable individuals such as
the founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk, People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk, People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk, and the US director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture and the US director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture and the US director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture for the Humane Society International,
Dr. Michael Greger, for the Humane Society International,
Dr. Michael Greger, for the Humane Society International,
Dr. Michael Greger, sent their messages of support
via video. sent their messages of support
via video. I urge every one of you to
please go home with the message that I urge every one of you to
please go home with the message that I urge every one of you to
please go home with the message that being purely vegetarian is
the best thing for the animals, being purely vegetarian is
the best thing for the animals, being purely vegetarian is
the best thing for the animals, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, and the best thing for the Earth. and the best thing for the Earth. To help prevent future pandemics,
we need to end To help prevent future pandemics,
we need to end To help prevent future pandemics,
we need to end the industrialized production
of animals for food. the industrialized production
of animals for food. Or, even better…
cease eating animals altogether. Or, even better…
cease eating animals altogether. Or, even better…
cease eating animals altogether. We now invite you to join us We now invite you to join us for the videoconference with
Supreme Master Ching Hai for the videoconference with
Supreme Master Ching Hai for the videoconference with
Supreme Master Ching Hai entitled “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” entitled “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” entitled “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” held on September 12, 2009
in Lima, Peru. held on September 12, 2009
in Lima, Peru. held on September 12, 2009
in Lima, Peru. Global Warming:
Yes, There Is a Solution! September 12, 2009
Lima, Peru Part I Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. The Supreme Master Ching Hai
International Association The Supreme Master Ching Hai
International Association The Supreme Master Ching Hai
International Association cordially welcomes you to the event, cordially welcomes you to the event, “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” We are grateful for your presence We are grateful for your presence and for granting us
your valuable time and for granting us
your valuable time for this event of such importance
to help find solutions for this event of such importance
to help find solutions for this event of such importance
to help find solutions to this phenomenon which
is seriously threatening planet Earth. to this phenomenon which
is seriously threatening planet Earth. to this phenomenon which
is seriously threatening planet Earth. It is not a secret that
the changes to the climate It is not a secret that
the changes to the climate produced by global warming are
creating serious problems produced by global warming are
creating serious problems produced by global warming are
creating serious problems for the ecosystems
across the whole planet for the ecosystems
across the whole planet and particularly in Peru, which is just after Bangladesh
and Honduras which is just after Bangladesh
and Honduras as the third most affected country, as the third most affected country, because of the huge vulnerability
of Peru’s bio-diversity. because of the huge vulnerability
of Peru’s bio-diversity. because of the huge vulnerability
of Peru’s bio-diversity. The causes are grave, very grave
and innumerable The causes are grave, very grave
and innumerable The causes are grave, very grave
and innumerable because, actually,
the melting of the glaciers, because, actually,
the melting of the glaciers, which is happening
with increasing frequency, which is happening
with increasing frequency, which is happening
with increasing frequency, will inundate the coasts, and many other disasters
will occur on land. and many other disasters
will occur on land. So the question is:
How can we solve global warming? So the question is:
How can we solve global warming? So the question is:
How can we solve global warming? For this very reason we have titled
this conference For this very reason we have titled
this conference For this very reason we have titled
this conference “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” “Global Warming:
Yes, There is a Solution!” because we will place the most
emphasis and thought on making it so. because we will place the most
emphasis and thought on making it so. because we will place the most
emphasis and thought on making it so. We are grateful to all of you
who have attended We are grateful to all of you
who have attended We are grateful to all of you
who have attended and we feel very honored
that you have given us and we feel very honored
that you have given us your valuable time
for this important event. your valuable time
for this important event. Before we continue, we would like to acknowledge
and express our appreciation we would like to acknowledge
and express our appreciation we would like to acknowledge
and express our appreciation for our distinguished guests who have put aside
some of their valuable time who have put aside
some of their valuable time who have put aside
some of their valuable time to join us today for
this critical conference. to join us today for
this critical conference. We would like to thank
Fabian Salazar Olivares, We would like to thank
Fabian Salazar Olivares, Chief of the Congress Protocol
of the Republic; Chief of the Congress Protocol
of the Republic; Chief of the Congress Protocol
of the Republic; Joel Guevaara,
Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine; Joel Guevaara,
Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine; Luis Bueno Quino,
Mayor of Chosica; Luis Bueno Quino,
Mayor of Chosica; Felix Moreno Caballero,
Mayor of Callao; Felix Moreno Caballero,
Mayor of Callao; and Mahesh Bachani, Secretary of the Indian Community
in Lima SOS Event. Secretary of the Indian Community
in Lima SOS Event. Secretary of the Indian Community
in Lima SOS Event. We also will be graced
by important dignitaries We also will be graced
by important dignitaries who have sent their good wishes
and greetings to Master Ching Hai, who have sent their good wishes
and greetings to Master Ching Hai, who have sent their good wishes
and greetings to Master Ching Hai, sharing Her concern regarding
the climate change sharing Her concern regarding
the climate change sharing Her concern regarding
the climate change caused by global warming. The first message is
from Ingrid Newkirk, The first message is
from Ingrid Newkirk, Founder and President of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PETA) in the United States. Hallo, this is Ingrid Newkirk. Hallo, this is Ingrid Newkirk. I’m the President and Founder of I’m the President and Founder of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals, PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals, PETA, and all our foreign affiliates. I want to greet everybody
at the conference on I want to greet everybody
at the conference on “Global Warming:
There is a Solution!” “Global Warming:
There is a Solution!” And yes, there is a solution. It’s very simple
and it’s the message that It’s very simple
and it’s the message that Supreme Master Ching Hai
puts out everywhere Supreme Master Ching Hai
puts out everywhere Supreme Master Ching Hai
puts out everywhere and PETA also puts out,
and that is: be vegetarian! and PETA also puts out,
and that is: be vegetarian! Pure vegetarian,
because there’s nothing else Pure vegetarian,
because there’s nothing else that you can do, no matter
what car you drive – that you can do, no matter
what car you drive – or no car at all –
no matter if you recycle, or no car at all –
no matter if you recycle, whatever you do,
nothing is more powerful whatever you do,
nothing is more powerful in combating climate change
and global warming in combating climate change
and global warming in combating climate change
and global warming than not eating animals and not stealing from them
the products and not stealing from them
the products that they make for their own young. that they make for their own young. That is what will preserve
our aquifers, That is what will preserve
our aquifers, our great water resources; will stop major causes of pollution; will stop major causes of pollution; will stop deforestation –
with the forests being torn down now will stop deforestation –
with the forests being torn down now will stop deforestation –
with the forests being torn down now to make these atrocious
modern factory farms to make these atrocious
modern factory farms where animals are treated
in abysmally cruel ways. where animals are treated
in abysmally cruel ways. where animals are treated
in abysmally cruel ways. So I am sure that you are going
to find solutions today So I am sure that you are going
to find solutions today So I am sure that you are going
to find solutions today and I urge every one of you
to please go home with the message and I urge every one of you
to please go home with the message and I urge every one of you
to please go home with the message that being purely vegetarian
is the best thing for the animals, that being purely vegetarian
is the best thing for the animals, that being purely vegetarian
is the best thing for the animals, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, the best thing for you
and your health, for our children, and the best thing for the Earth. and the best thing for the Earth. That will help with global warming
and climate change. That will help with global warming
and climate change. That will help with global warming
and climate change. Thank you and all the best
to every one of you. Thank you and all the best
to every one of you. Thank you and all the best
to every one of you. Thank you, Ms. Newkirk, for your support and your great work
towards a vegan planet. for your support and your great work
towards a vegan planet. for your support and your great work
towards a vegan planet. The well-known author of the book The well-known author of the book “Bird Flu:
A Virus of Our Own Hatching,” “Bird Flu:
A Virus of Our Own Hatching,” Dr. Michael Greger,
also sends his support via video. Dr. Michael Greger,
also sends his support via video. Dr. Michael Greger,
also sends his support via video. Dr. Michael Greger is also the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture also the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture also the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture for the Humane Society International. for the Humane Society International. Good morning. Greetings to all of you at the “Global Warming:
There is a Solution!” at the “Global Warming:
There is a Solution!” conference in Lima, Peru. My name is Dr. Michael Greger. My name is Dr. Michael Greger. I’m the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture I’m the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture I’m the Director of Public Health
and Animal Agriculture at Humane Society International, at Humane Society International, speaking to you from
our Washington D.C. offices. speaking to you from
our Washington D.C. offices. I’m also the author of the book I’m also the author of the book “Bird Flu:
Virus of Our Own Hatching,” “Bird Flu:
Virus of Our Own Hatching,” which is available free,
full text online, at BirdFluBook.org. which is available free,
full text online, at BirdFluBook.org. which is available free,
full text online, at BirdFluBook.org. To help prevent future pandemics, To help prevent future pandemics, we need to end
the industrialized production we need to end
the industrialized production of animals for food. Or, even better, as an editorial in the journal of
the largest association of as an editorial in the journal of
the largest association of as an editorial in the journal of
the largest association of public health professionals
in the world suggested, public health professionals
in the world suggested, cease eating animals altogether. cease eating animals altogether. Now, in terms of protecting oneself
during the current pandemic, Now, in terms of protecting oneself
during the current pandemic, Now, in terms of protecting oneself
during the current pandemic, we’ve known for 20 years that the immune function of
vegetarians is superior to that the immune function of
vegetarians is superior to that the immune function of
vegetarians is superior to that of those eating meat. Researchers in 1989 at the German Cancer Research Center
showed that at the German Cancer Research Center
showed that at the German Cancer Research Center
showed that although vegetarians and meat eaters although vegetarians and meat eaters have the same number
of immune system cells, have the same number
of immune system cells, the white blood cells of vegetarians
are twice as effective the white blood cells of vegetarians
are twice as effective the white blood cells of vegetarians
are twice as effective in destroying target cells. So that means not only cancer cells,
but virus-infected cells as well. So that means not only cancer cells,
but virus-infected cells as well. So that means not only cancer cells,
but virus-infected cells as well. So that means not only cancer cells,
but virus-infected cells as well. So a plant-based diet may protect
against pandemic influenza So a plant-based diet may protect
against pandemic influenza So a plant-based diet may protect
against pandemic influenza both now and in the future. Be with God. Thank you. Be with God. Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Greger. We appreciate
your thoughtful comments We appreciate
your thoughtful comments and concern for
our animal co-inhabitants. and concern for
our animal co-inhabitants. Now Jesse White,
Secretary of State of Illinois, USA, Now Jesse White,
Secretary of State of Illinois, USA, Now Jesse White,
Secretary of State of Illinois, USA, has a message for us. I am Illinois Secretary of State,
Jesse White, I am Illinois Secretary of State,
Jesse White, and I want to congratulate
Supreme Master Ching Hai and I want to congratulate
Supreme Master Ching Hai and I want to congratulate
Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her participation
in this wonderful conference for Her participation
in this wonderful conference that’s going to take place
in Lima, Peru. that’s going to take place
in Lima, Peru. It’s important for the people of
this world It’s important for the people of
this world to know as much as they possibly can
about global warming to know as much as they possibly can
about global warming to know as much as they possibly can
about global warming and its negative effects
upon the environment. and its negative effects
upon the environment. We, as citizens of the world, We, as citizens of the world, must do all we can
to help our environment must do all we can
to help our environment so that our future leaders,
young people, so that our future leaders,
young people, will one day enjoy the fruits of
your labor will one day enjoy the fruits of
your labor and enjoy life the way
that we are enjoying it now. and enjoy life the way
that we are enjoying it now. Only the best to the participants
at this wonderful conference Only the best to the participants
at this wonderful conference Only the best to the participants
at this wonderful conference in Lima, Peru. And I want to thank you again
for being a source of information And I want to thank you again
for being a source of information And I want to thank you again
for being a source of information and inspiration to us all. It’s a win-win situation
for the world It’s a win-win situation
for the world when we share our thoughts
and ideas about how we can when we share our thoughts
and ideas about how we can when we share our thoughts
and ideas about how we can best make the world a better place
in which to live. Thank you. best make the world a better place
in which to live. Thank you. best make the world a better place
in which to live. Thank you. Thank you for taking time out
of your day to send us this greeting. Thank you for taking time out
of your day to send us this greeting. Thank you for taking time out
of your day to send us this greeting. From Costa Rica, Jose Manuel Echandi Meza,
Member of Parliament, Jose Manuel Echandi Meza,
Member of Parliament, also sends a message
for our conference. also sends a message
for our conference. I would like to thank Master
for Her effort I would like to thank Master
for Her effort to raise awareness in human beings to raise awareness in human beings about the care we should have
towards all forms of life. about the care we should have
towards all forms of life. about the care we should have
towards all forms of life. And in this regard, I want to extend my best wishes
to all of you I want to extend my best wishes
to all of you to have great success in this event
in Peru, to have great success in this event
in Peru, and likewise, to achieve awareness
through these activities and likewise, to achieve awareness
through these activities and likewise, to achieve awareness
through these activities on how meat consumption
is strongly impacting on how meat consumption
is strongly impacting the warming of our planet,
and affecting life; the warming of our planet,
and affecting life; not only the lives of the animals
that are slaughtered, not only the lives of the animals
that are slaughtered, not only the lives of the animals
that are slaughtered, but also the lives of human beings
that are in danger but also the lives of human beings
that are in danger but also the lives of human beings
that are in danger due to global warming. Therefore, it is essential to do this. Therefore, it is essential to do this. We would like to consume
vegetarian food We would like to consume
vegetarian food in order to avoid the fast increase
of warming caused by humans, in order to avoid the fast increase
of warming caused by humans, in order to avoid the fast increase
of warming caused by humans, whereby forests are destroyed
to cultivate pasture whereby forests are destroyed
to cultivate pasture whereby forests are destroyed
to cultivate pasture for livestock that are slaughtered
afterwards, for livestock that are slaughtered
afterwards, and where pollution
due to consumption of meat and where pollution
due to consumption of meat is higher than carbon pollution
on our planet. is higher than carbon pollution
on our planet. is higher than carbon pollution
on our planet. That’s why I think the work
that Master is doing is very noble, That’s why I think the work
that Master is doing is very noble, That’s why I think the work
that Master is doing is very noble, and it should not stop there. We must urge different
government authorities We must urge different
government authorities to eliminate meat subsidies
and the incentives for meat to eliminate meat subsidies
and the incentives for meat to eliminate meat subsidies
and the incentives for meat to justify something
that is not justifiable at all, to justify something
that is not justifiable at all, as is the slaughter of animals
all over the planet, as is the slaughter of animals
all over the planet, as is the slaughter of animals
all over the planet, when actually,
by consuming plants and grains when actually,
by consuming plants and grains when actually,
by consuming plants and grains we could feed the entire
world population on this planet. we could feed the entire
world population on this planet. we could feed the entire
world population on this planet. Be veg! Go green!
2 save the planet! Be veg! Go green!
2 save the planet! Be veg! Go green!
2 save the planet! Thank you, sir,
for your supportive and kind words. Thank you, sir,
for your supportive and kind words. Thank you, sir,
for your supportive and kind words. From across the world, David Román, President of
the Vegetarian Union in Spain, David Román, President of
the Vegetarian Union in Spain, David Román, President of
the Vegetarian Union in Spain, sends his message for our conference. sends his message for our conference. Hallo, I am David Román, President of
the Spanish Vegetarian Union. President of
the Spanish Vegetarian Union. Basically, what we want is to
align ourselves with this initiative Basically, what we want is to
align ourselves with this initiative Basically, what we want is to
align ourselves with this initiative and to congratulate the organizers and to congratulate the organizers for the celebration of this event
in Lima, Peru. for the celebration of this event
in Lima, Peru. From Spain, we send greetings,
a message of support, From Spain, we send greetings,
a message of support, From Spain, we send greetings,
a message of support, and we want to give input too
with our little contribution. and we want to give input too
with our little contribution. and we want to give input too
with our little contribution. Our association has been working
for a couple of years Our association has been working
for a couple of years Our association has been working
for a couple of years to promote the vegetarian diet
in our country. to promote the vegetarian diet
in our country. It has been proven time and again It has been proven time and again that most of
the environmental problems that most of
the environmental problems that we are suffering
and the health problems that we are suffering
and the health problems are problems that are apparently
solvable are problems that are apparently
solvable but that are caused by the dependence
humanity has on animal products. but that are caused by the dependence
humanity has on animal products. but that are caused by the dependence
humanity has on animal products. This dependence has generated
an enormous pressure This dependence has generated
an enormous pressure This dependence has generated
an enormous pressure on the resources of the planet and it is the main cause
for its deterioration. and it is the main cause
for its deterioration. This problem does have a solution. This problem does have a solution. Climate change has a solution. Climate change has a solution. The evolution toward
a vegetarian diet, The evolution toward
a vegetarian diet, which is what we are proposing,
will bring enormous benefits which is what we are proposing,
will bring enormous benefits which is what we are proposing,
will bring enormous benefits which is what we are proposing,
will bring enormous benefits at all levels,
both to the health of the people, at all levels,
both to the health of the people, as well as in moral
and spiritual progress, as well as in moral
and spiritual progress, and also in the conservation
of the planet, and also in the conservation
of the planet, and also in the conservation
of the planet, which is suffering the consequences
of our wrong habits. which is suffering the consequences
of our wrong habits. which is suffering the consequences
of our wrong habits. The interest in how eating is
impacting the environment The interest in how eating is
impacting the environment The interest in how eating is
impacting the environment has already caused Belgium to officially establish
one vegetarian day a week to officially establish
one vegetarian day a week in which everyone is encouraged
to lead a vegetarian diet in which everyone is encouraged
to lead a vegetarian diet in which everyone is encouraged
to lead a vegetarian diet even if it is only
that one day a week. even if it is only
that one day a week. This initiative has had
an exceptional reception This initiative has had
an exceptional reception and it is to be extended to many
other countries around the world. and it is to be extended to many
other countries around the world. and it is to be extended to many
other countries around the world. We believe that it is
a very important step. We believe that it is
a very important step. It should serve as an example It should serve as an example and motivate us to
broaden this initiative. and motivate us to
broaden this initiative. We encourage everyone
to start this solution We encourage everyone
to start this solution to the climate change problem
through this modest initiative that to the climate change problem
through this modest initiative that to the climate change problem
through this modest initiative that will make people become
more and more aware. will make people become
more and more aware. Those were very wonderful messages
from very caring people Those were very wonderful messages
from very caring people Those were very wonderful messages
from very caring people all over the world who are also concerned about
the state of our planet, who are also concerned about
the state of our planet, like every one of you here today. like every one of you here today. Thank you, Ms. Newkirk, Dr. Greger, Thank you, Ms. Newkirk, Dr. Greger, the Honorable Jesse White
and José Manuel Echandi Meza, the Honorable Jesse White
and José Manuel Echandi Meza, the Honorable Jesse White
and José Manuel Echandi Meza, and Mr. Román
for sending your support and Mr. Román
for sending your support and sharing your message
with our viewers and sharing your message
with our viewers and everyone here today. We are very pleased to inform you
that today’s very meaningful event We are very pleased to inform you
that today’s very meaningful event We are very pleased to inform you
that today’s very meaningful event We are very pleased to inform you
that today’s very meaningful event is being broadcast live on Supreme Master Television,
a free to air television channel on Supreme Master Television,
a free to air television channel on Supreme Master Television,
a free to air television channel broadcasting 24/7
on 14 satellite platforms, broadcasting 24/7
on 14 satellite platforms, covering 6 continents, 11 cable television channels,
18 websites 11 cable television channels,
18 websites and is also live broadcast
on the website and is also live broadcast
on the website SupremeMasterTV.com. You can rely on
Supreme Master Television You can rely on
Supreme Master Television You can rely on
Supreme Master Television for the truth about the climate crisis
and for the latest information. for the truth about the climate crisis
and for the latest information. for the truth about the climate crisis
and for the latest information. We are also pleased to announce that We are also pleased to announce that we are being broadcast live
on RBC Television, channel 11, we are being broadcast live
on RBC Television, channel 11, we are being broadcast live
on RBC Television, channel 11, Radio Latina 990,
which is at frequency 990AM. Radio Latina 990,
which is at frequency 990AM. When we think about Mother Earth,
called the Pacha Mama in Peru, When we think about Mother Earth,
called the Pacha Mama in Peru, When we think about Mother Earth,
called the Pacha Mama in Peru, and all the beautiful attributes
that she provides us, and all the beautiful attributes
that she provides us, and all the beautiful attributes
that she provides us, of all the range of
natural nourishment, of all the range of
natural nourishment, exuberant and beautiful vegetation, exuberant and beautiful vegetation, and the grand diversity of plants
and handsome co-inhabitant friends – and the grand diversity of plants
and handsome co-inhabitant friends – and the grand diversity of plants
and handsome co-inhabitant friends – the animals, enchanting, faithful,
and so meaningful in their habitat – enchanting, faithful,
and so meaningful in their habitat – enchanting, faithful,
and so meaningful in their habitat – we should feel very fortunate
to live on this beautiful planet we should feel very fortunate
to live on this beautiful planet we should feel very fortunate
to live on this beautiful planet and guard it as
the most precious treasure. and guard it as
the most precious treasure. Because really, it’s our home. Because really, it’s our home. However, every day we see
how this beautiful haven However, every day we see
how this beautiful haven However, every day we see
how this beautiful haven – where we live thoroughly
enjoying the marvels of its climate, – where we live thoroughly
enjoying the marvels of its climate, – where we live thoroughly
enjoying the marvels of its climate, its eco-system and all the bounties
that it provides its eco-system and all the bounties
that it provides its eco-system and all the bounties
that it provides to keep us healthy, vigorous,
and happy – to keep us healthy, vigorous,
and happy – is being destroyed. More accurately, we are collaborating
in its extinction. we are collaborating
in its extinction. We have scientific information
of these climate changes We have scientific information
of these climate changes We have scientific information
of these climate changes from much respected institutions,
such as NASA and others. from much respected institutions,
such as NASA and others. from much respected institutions,
such as NASA and others. They are very worried because of the magnitude and rate
with which they are occurring because of the magnitude and rate
with which they are occurring because of the magnitude and rate
with which they are occurring all over the planet
and particularly in our country. all over the planet
and particularly in our country. The beauty of our glaciers,
such as the Pastoruri Glacier The beauty of our glaciers,
such as the Pastoruri Glacier The beauty of our glaciers,
such as the Pastoruri Glacier – with tourist sites and emblems – with tourist sites and emblems known all over the world
for its vistas – known all over the world
for its vistas – today, at this moment, is dying,
melting at an alarming rate. today, at this moment, is dying,
melting at an alarming rate. today, at this moment, is dying,
melting at an alarming rate. This was 8 meters a year in 1976,
and today it has This was 8 meters a year in 1976,
and today it has dramatically increased to
20 meters a year. dramatically increased to
20 meters a year. On the other hand, in the higher elevations
of our mountain ranges in the higher elevations
of our mountain ranges in the provinces of Puno,
Cerro de Pasco and others, in the provinces of Puno,
Cerro de Pasco and others, in the provinces of Puno,
Cerro de Pasco and others, temperatures have dropped to
lower than 15 degrees below zero, temperatures have dropped to
lower than 15 degrees below zero, temperatures have dropped to
lower than 15 degrees below zero, producing an intense cold
which has taken countless victims. producing an intense cold
which has taken countless victims. producing an intense cold
which has taken countless victims. Peru is home to 70% of
the world’s tropical glaciers Peru is home to 70% of
the world’s tropical glaciers Peru is home to 70% of
the world’s tropical glaciers and the rising temperatures are
causing the rapid melting and the rising temperatures are
causing the rapid melting and the rising temperatures are
causing the rapid melting of these giant glaciers of
our beautiful snowy mountain range, of these giant glaciers of
our beautiful snowy mountain range, of these giant glaciers of
our beautiful snowy mountain range, also affecting countries
such as Bolivia, also affecting countries
such as Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador. While one scientific study shows that, While one scientific study shows that, in just five years,
many of these could disappear, in just five years,
many of these could disappear, in just five years,
many of these could disappear, which would rob us in a short time
of the water which would rob us in a short time
of the water which is such an important element
of our lives. which is such an important element
of our lives. which is such an important element
of our lives. Daily we can confirm news
from media sources Daily we can confirm news
from media sources with dramatic reports of
the global warming with dramatic reports of
the global warming that devastates the whole planet, that devastates the whole planet, such as floods, droughts,
earthquakes, tsunamis, such as floods, droughts,
earthquakes, tsunamis, sicknesses and plagues,
environmental contamination, sicknesses and plagues,
environmental contamination, sicknesses and plagues,
environmental contamination, and the extinction of species
of plants and animals. and the extinction of species
of plants and animals. Next, we will show you a video
with a very important message. Next, we will show you a video
with a very important message. Next, we will show you a video
with a very important message. The video is entitled “Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the Impact
of Meat Production and Consumption.” “Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the Impact
of Meat Production and Consumption.” “Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the Impact
of Meat Production and Consumption.” “Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the Impact
of Meat Production and Consumption.” If you look at the entire
commercialized meat cycle, If you look at the entire
commercialized meat cycle, If you look at the entire
commercialized meat cycle, let’s start with the killing of
the animal itself. let’s start with the killing of
the animal itself. It has to be preserved,
in a cool environment, It has to be preserved,
in a cool environment, a cold environment,
and today this is a global business a cold environment,
and today this is a global business a cold environment,
and today this is a global business where not only do you need
refrigeration at source, where not only do you need
refrigeration at source, but you also need refrigeration
at transportation. but you also need refrigeration
at transportation. And then all the meat is stored
in warehouses, And then all the meat is stored
in warehouses, from where it goes to retail outlets. from where it goes to retail outlets. In the retail outlets it’s kept again
under refrigeration. In the retail outlets it’s kept again
under refrigeration. In the retail outlets it’s kept again
under refrigeration. People buy meat,
they buy a whole lot of it, People buy meat,
they buy a whole lot of it, take it home. Refrigerators have larger
and larger freezers now. Refrigerators have larger
and larger freezers now. Why? Because you need to
preserve meat. Why? Because you need to
preserve meat. And I am not even talking about
clearing off forests for pasture land! And I am not even talking about
clearing off forests for pasture land! And I am not even talking about
clearing off forests for pasture land! So if you were to take into account
the entire chain, the entire cycle So if you were to take into account
the entire chain, the entire cycle So if you were to take into account
the entire chain, the entire cycle of meat production and consumption, of meat production and consumption, it’s hugely intensive in terms of
carbon dioxide emissions. it’s hugely intensive in terms of
carbon dioxide emissions. it’s hugely intensive in terms of
carbon dioxide emissions. And therefore, I always say that And therefore, I always say that if you eat less meat
you will be healthier if you eat less meat
you will be healthier and so will the planet! I think it would help
the global community enormously, I think it would help
the global community enormously, I think it would help
the global community enormously, if we consume less meat. But I am only highlighting
the fact that But I am only highlighting
the fact that the entire meat cycle is very,
very intensive the entire meat cycle is very,
very intensive in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. I would say: Be veg, go green
2 save our planet! Be veg, go green
2 save our planet! Best wishes for your endeavors
towards a sustainable world. Best wishes for your endeavors
towards a sustainable world. Best wishes for your endeavors
towards a sustainable world. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to present you
our distinguished guests we are happy to present you
our distinguished guests who will share their thoughts on
this grave issue of global warming. who will share their thoughts on
this grave issue of global warming. who will share their thoughts on
this grave issue of global warming. who will share their thoughts on
this grave issue of global warming. First, we have
Mrs. Cecilia Brack Mendiola, First, we have
Mrs. Cecilia Brack Mendiola, sociologist and author. She trains teachers in subjects
related to the environment, She trains teachers in subjects
related to the environment, She trains teachers in subjects
related to the environment, management and consumption
of natural resources. management and consumption
of natural resources. management and consumption
of natural resources. Mrs. Brack has written nine books
on environmental education, Mrs. Brack has written nine books
on environmental education, Mrs. Brack has written nine books
on environmental education, management and climate change, management and climate change, conservation
and environmental protection. conservation
and environmental protection. Please give her
a warm welcome applause. Please give her
a warm welcome applause. It is a pleasure to be here with you, It is a pleasure to be here with you, thank you very much
for the invitation, thank you very much
for the invitation, and I’d really like to talk about
global warming and I’d really like to talk about
global warming and the angle I would like
to give to it and the angle I would like
to give to it is: “Global Warming:
Opportunity to Change.” is: “Global Warming:
Opportunity to Change.” Global warming seen in the context
of our relationship with nature Global warming seen in the context
of our relationship with nature Global warming seen in the context
of our relationship with nature Global warming seen in the context
of our relationship with nature and with our co-inhabitants on Earth
should lead us and with our co-inhabitants on Earth
should lead us to rethink the foundation of
the relationship to rethink the foundation of
the relationship with the natural environment and the relationships we have
with others, and the relationships we have
with others, the way we perceive the natural world,
and ourselves as part of it. the way we perceive the natural world,
and ourselves as part of it. the way we perceive the natural world,
and ourselves as part of it. This environmental crisis
signals a profound disconnect This environmental crisis
signals a profound disconnect This environmental crisis
signals a profound disconnect in our view of the world
and natural resources, in our view of the world
and natural resources, and is upsetting concepts
from various sciences, and is upsetting concepts
from various sciences, including economic sciences. including economic sciences. Therefore, the notion of “value” Therefore, the notion of “value” that societies distinguish between
economic and non-economic assets that societies distinguish between
economic and non-economic assets that societies distinguish between
economic and non-economic assets is challenged, for example, in the issue of
environmental pollution. for example, in the issue of
environmental pollution. for example, in the issue of
environmental pollution. This makes us ask whether
air should remain a good This makes us ask whether
air should remain a good that is not assigned economic,
social, or environmental value. that is not assigned economic,
social, or environmental value. that is not assigned economic,
social, or environmental value. The same happens with
the environmental services The same happens with
the environmental services of water, basins, and forests. of water, basins, and forests. If we were to recognize that they have an economic, social,
environmental value, that they have an economic, social,
environmental value, that they have an economic, social,
environmental value, we could find a point of support
to reverse these processes. we could find a point of support
to reverse these processes. we could find a point of support
to reverse these processes. Clearly,
the major environmental problems Clearly,
the major environmental problems of Peru that contribute
to global warming of Peru that contribute
to global warming have to do with the change
in the use of land, have to do with the change
in the use of land, the cutting and burning of trees,
shifting agriculture, the cutting and burning of trees,
shifting agriculture, the cutting and burning of trees,
shifting agriculture, illegal logging,
intensive agriculture, illegal logging,
intensive agriculture, the artisanal mining, which results in the loss of wetlands. which results in the loss of wetlands. The other has to do with
waste management. The other has to do with
waste management. Because of our activities, due to the consumerism
that we practice, due to the consumerism
that we practice, which is managed inappropriately,
the result is the emission of which is managed inappropriately,
the result is the emission of which is managed inappropriately,
the result is the emission of one of the most aggressive
of gases – methane. one of the most aggressive
of gases – methane. However, in Peru, the most serious problem
will be the lack of water… the most serious problem
will be the lack of water… the depletion of water
along the coast the depletion of water
along the coast where most of
the Peruvian population lives. where most of
the Peruvian population lives. In addition to these problems In addition to these problems we have poverty, lack of education
and information, we have poverty, lack of education
and information, we have poverty, lack of education
and information, and in many cases, lack of responsibility
in order to solve problems lack of responsibility
in order to solve problems that affect human health
and deteriorate the environment, that affect human health
and deteriorate the environment, that affect human health
and deteriorate the environment, and that demonstrates a detachment
towards the natural resources and that demonstrates a detachment
towards the natural resources and that demonstrates a detachment
towards the natural resources which our own life depends upon. which our own life depends upon. Perhaps, it has to do with
our inability to feel Perhaps, it has to do with
our inability to feel that we are part of
a global community, that we are part of
a global community, and the ignorance that ecosystems and the ignorance that ecosystems
cannot absorb everything we generate, and the ignorance that ecosystems
cannot absorb everything we generate, and the ignorance that ecosystems
cannot absorb everything we generate, causing serious damages, and that ecosystems have a limit,
and it seems and that ecosystems have a limit,
and it seems that we are at that point. If we want to continue living
on a planet If we want to continue living
on a planet that provides us life and well-being,
which is a privilege, that provides us life and well-being,
which is a privilege, that provides us life and well-being,
which is a privilege, we cannot continue to trust in fate, we cannot continue to trust in fate, ignorantly believing that resources ignorantly believing that resources and common goods are immutable
and infinite. and common goods are immutable
and infinite. On one hand, overconsumption
and greed are depleting On one hand, overconsumption
and greed are depleting On one hand, overconsumption
and greed are depleting the natural environment. On the other hand, public policies, On the other hand, public policies, which pay no attention to poverty,
abandonment and basic needs, which pay no attention to poverty,
abandonment and basic needs, which pay no attention to poverty,
abandonment and basic needs, deeply impact ecosystems. We cannot continue living
with the idea of an opulent society We cannot continue living
with the idea of an opulent society We cannot continue living
with the idea of an opulent society as an example of well-being
and a paradigm of development. as an example of well-being
and a paradigm of development. as an example of well-being
and a paradigm of development. Frugality and restraint
should guide our lives. Frugality and restraint
should guide our lives. We must make extraordinary efforts
to balance our relationship We must make extraordinary efforts
to balance our relationship We must make extraordinary efforts
to balance our relationship with the natural environment which,
after all, sustains us. with the natural environment which,
after all, sustains us. with the natural environment which,
after all, sustains us. We must feel that we are a part
of this system We must feel that we are a part
of this system and be responsible in our actions and be responsible in our actions so as not to create disturbances
in natural systems, so as not to create disturbances
in natural systems, using science and technology
to find ways to live using science and technology
to find ways to live using science and technology
to find ways to live so that the byproducts of our lives
do not exceed the capacity so that the byproducts of our lives
do not exceed the capacity so that the byproducts of our lives
do not exceed the capacity of the general ecosystem
to process them: of the general ecosystem
to process them: changing our lifestyles, saving water, planting trees, saving water, planting trees, reducing our waste,
reusing, recycling, reducing our waste,
reusing, recycling, eating organic products, focusing on just fruits
and vegetables, focusing on just fruits
and vegetables, avoiding the use of red meat; use clean energies at home,
like energy-saving bulbs; use clean energies at home,
like energy-saving bulbs; healthy means of transportation; healthy means of transportation; demand environmental commitments
with long-term vision demand environmental commitments
with long-term vision demand environmental commitments
with long-term vision from our politicians; get informed and actively participate
as motivators of change, get informed and actively participate
as motivators of change, get informed and actively participate
as motivators of change, i.e. build community. We should change the way
we see the world We should change the way
we see the world in order to be able to change
our attitude and our actions. in order to be able to change
our attitude and our actions. in order to be able to change
our attitude and our actions. Begin to value “being”
and not “having.” Begin to value “being”
and not “having.” Find a way of life that does not
look for a quick profit at any cost. Find a way of life that does not
look for a quick profit at any cost. Find a way of life that does not
look for a quick profit at any cost. This is a wake-up call
from the great ecosystem This is a wake-up call
from the great ecosystem that we are living in now, no? that we are living in now, no? This leads us to re-define a way This leads us to re-define a way to live together in harmony
with the environment. to live together in harmony
with the environment. Nature has the formula, the search for permanent balance, the search for permanent balance, with means of solidarity, compassion,
and respect towards others, with means of solidarity, compassion,
and respect towards others, with means of solidarity, compassion,
and respect towards others, including natural resources. Small actions make a great difference. Small actions make a great difference. Our responsibility is to sow
environmental awareness Our responsibility is to sow
environmental awareness Our responsibility is to sow
environmental awareness in every person, and to look and use aesthetics
to promote a life of balance, and to look and use aesthetics
to promote a life of balance, and to look and use aesthetics
to promote a life of balance, a culture that adapts to
the requirements a culture that adapts to
the requirements of the overall ecosystem, which is our home, the Earth. which is our home, the Earth. We must celebrate every day
of our life We must celebrate every day
of our life and especially life on Earth; this planet is unique
in the huge universe. this planet is unique
in the huge universe. Our greatest human achievement
is summarized in the creation Our greatest human achievement
is summarized in the creation Our greatest human achievement
is summarized in the creation Our greatest human achievement
is summarized in the creation of the design of man,
what we call humanity. of the design of man,
what we call humanity. A humanity in which
we are all different; A humanity in which
we are all different; no being is the same as
any other one. no being is the same as
any other one. There are over 6.7 billion people
living in this world – There are over 6.7 billion people
living in this world – There are over 6.7 billion people
living in this world – unique, perfect entities
capable of great creations unique, perfect entities
capable of great creations and also of the greatest disasters. and also of the greatest disasters. We have two choices: either to see each other
as adversaries either to see each other
as adversaries and destroy each other outright, or to look at each other in the eye
and achieve communion. or to look at each other in the eye
and achieve communion. or to look at each other in the eye
and achieve communion. And so, look with love to
give birth to a new being. And so, look with love to
give birth to a new being. This new revolution is taking place
across the board, This new revolution is taking place
across the board, This new revolution is taking place
across the board, and by challenging
the epistemological. and by challenging
the epistemological. We have to protect
what we have achieved. We have to protect
what we have achieved. There is a common root
to the environmental problems. There is a common root
to the environmental problems. There is a common root
to the environmental problems. We have to take action
in public policies We have to take action
in public policies and in individual actions, raising awareness about participation
and the urgency to act. raising awareness about participation
and the urgency to act. raising awareness about participation
and the urgency to act. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for
your wise message, Mrs. Mendiola. We now have the opportunity to present a well-known musician
and actor from Argentina to present a well-known musician
and actor from Argentina to present a well-known musician
and actor from Argentina who is also a defender of animals
and their rights – who is also a defender of animals
and their rights – Mr. Nicolás Pauls. Let’s put our hands together for him. Let’s put our hands together for him. Hallo. I am Nicolás. I am Argentinean. I am a musician and an actor,
as you’ve just heard. I am a musician and an actor,
as you’ve just heard. I am a musician and an actor,
as you’ve just heard. Seventeen years ago
I was sitting with a friend Seventeen years ago
I was sitting with a friend talking on a street in Brazil, talking on a street in Brazil, and I understood how unnecessary
it was to kill animals and I understood how unnecessary
it was to kill animals and I understood how unnecessary
it was to kill animals to feed yourself. And from that moment on, many things changed in my life. many things changed in my life. Although it was a change
that came from a time in the past, Although it was a change
that came from a time in the past, Although it was a change
that came from a time in the past, but at that point
I really saw the light and this truth; but at that point
I really saw the light and this truth; but at that point
I really saw the light and this truth; and many doors and windows
began to open for me. and many doors and windows
began to open for me. I think that everything
that we do in life I think that everything
that we do in life affects the way we live. The Earth is also a living being, The Earth is also a living being, and whatever we do to it,
whatever we take from it, and whatever we do to it,
whatever we take from it, the Earth receives it,
acknowledges it the Earth receives it,
acknowledges it and reacts to everything
that we do to it. and reacts to everything
that we do to it. So I believe that is why
we must be very aware of So I believe that is why
we must be very aware of what each one of us does
with his or her life what each one of us does
with his or her life and with the lives of others, and with the life of the Earth
as well. and with the life of the Earth
as well. I received this invitation,
which for me I received this invitation,
which for me is a joy and a huge honor
to be here with you. is a joy and a huge honor
to be here with you. And I just want to share with you
some ideas that relate to my view And I just want to share with you
some ideas that relate to my view And I just want to share with you
some ideas that relate to my view on what happens
and what is happening. Many years ago human beings started
to devastate a planet human beings started
to devastate a planet which for millions and millions
of years was in harmony, which for millions and millions
of years was in harmony, which for millions and millions
of years was in harmony, had maintained harmony. So we still have time,
but we have little time left. So we still have time,
but we have little time left. We are in a critical moment. We are in a critical moment. Before we thought and we said Before we thought and we said that there was still time
to change some aspects that there was still time
to change some aspects related to the devastation
of the planet by human beings. related to the devastation
of the planet by human beings. related to the devastation
of the planet by human beings. But now, definitely
we don’t have time left. But now, definitely
we don’t have time left. Or maybe the time
that we have left is very little. Or maybe the time
that we have left is very little. Or maybe the time
that we have left is very little. Therefore, we should use it,
in principle, Therefore, we should use it,
in principle, Therefore, we should use it,
in principle, to change our side to nurture love
towards every human being, to change our side to nurture love
towards every human being, to change our side to nurture love
towards every human being, to raise consciousness. And when I say
“raising consciousness,” And when I say
“raising consciousness,” I am thinking about
looking at the other person I am thinking about
looking at the other person with all the respect
that all life deserves. with all the respect
that all life deserves. I think, actually,
everything we do in life I think, actually,
everything we do in life unavoidably produces pain
at some point. unavoidably produces pain
at some point. unavoidably produces pain
at some point. And the less pain we cause, the lighter we will go through
this stage. the lighter we will go through
this stage. Maybe the shirt that
I am wearing today here Maybe the shirt that
I am wearing today here was made at some place
where those who worked to sew it, was made at some place
where those who worked to sew it, was made at some place
where those who worked to sew it, either worked in very unhealthy
conditions of hygiene either worked in very unhealthy
conditions of hygiene either worked in very unhealthy
conditions of hygiene or their work was poorly paid, and perhaps that’s something that
I also read as injustice or pain. and perhaps that’s something that
I also read as injustice or pain. and perhaps that’s something that
I also read as injustice or pain. Therefore, we need to be aware
of every action in our lives. Therefore, we need to be aware
of every action in our lives. Therefore, we need to be aware
of every action in our lives. Therefore, we need to be aware
of every action in our lives. Because I cannot conceive of
being satisfied when there is pain. Because I cannot conceive of
being satisfied when there is pain. Because I cannot conceive of
being satisfied when there is pain. Every little movement that we make
has an effect in a different place. Every little movement that we make
has an effect in a different place. Every little movement that we make
has an effect in a different place. Therefore, I wonder, is it necessary to kill animals
for food? is it necessary to kill animals
for food? Is it necessary to dress yourself
with leather clothing? Is it necessary to dress yourself
with leather clothing? Is it necessary to dress yourself
with leather clothing? No, definitely that is not necessary. No, definitely that is not necessary. In life, everything feeds
and educates us. In life, everything feeds
and educates us. In life, everything feeds
and educates us. What we read, what we see,
what we eat, what we listen to What we read, what we see,
what we eat, what we listen to What we read, what we see,
what we eat, what we listen to What we read, what we see,
what we eat, what we listen to makes a person. In my case, for example,
the records that I listened to, In my case, for example,
the records that I listened to, In my case, for example,
the records that I listened to, without a doubt,
affect my way of playing. without a doubt,
affect my way of playing. The books I read affect
my way of talking, The books I read affect
my way of talking, or the way I write. Therefore, why shouldn’t
the food we eat have an influence Therefore, why shouldn’t
the food we eat have an influence Therefore, why shouldn’t
the food we eat have an influence on the way we express ourselves? on the way we express ourselves? Food, in human behavior,
has a critical place. Food, in human behavior,
has a critical place. Hippocrates, who is perhaps
the father of modern Western medicine Hippocrates, who is perhaps
the father of modern Western medicine Hippocrates, who is perhaps
the father of modern Western medicine said: “Let food be your nourishment, said: “Let food be your nourishment, and let food be your medicine.” If you knew clearly
how painful and suffering If you knew clearly
how painful and suffering the life of an animal is,
to only end up on a plate, the life of an animal is,
to only end up on a plate, I believe that only someone who
is not aware and heartless I believe that only someone who
is not aware and heartless I believe that only someone who
is not aware and heartless could eat them. I have often wondered
what message of love and hope I have often wondered
what message of love and hope I have often wondered
what message of love and hope the human race can give when such a high percentage of
the population is fed on corpses? when such a high percentage of
the population is fed on corpses? when such a high percentage of
the population is fed on corpses? when such a high percentage of
the population is fed on corpses? The truth is that I do not know. The truth is that I do not know. Because it would seem that death and slaughter are
the normal currency. that death and slaughter are
the normal currency. We walk on the street
and find posters We walk on the street
and find posters where they promote meat
and promote lives, where they promote meat
and promote lives, it seems pain is not important
for us anymore. it seems pain is not important
for us anymore. it seems pain is not important
for us anymore. It seems that it doesn’t matter
to many people. It seems that it doesn’t matter
to many people. There are few human beings
throughout history There are few human beings
throughout history There are few human beings
throughout history who can be taken as an example,
I think. who can be taken as an example,
I think. I think everyone follows
their own path – I think everyone follows
their own path – they have their doubts,
their convictions, their certainties, they have their doubts,
their convictions, their certainties, they have their doubts,
their convictions, their certainties, their tribulations, and their errors. their tribulations, and their errors. But I do believe that those
who know that absolute truth, But I do believe that those
who know that absolute truth, But I do believe that those
who know that absolute truth, which is the respect for everything,
for all living entities, which is the respect for everything,
for all living entities, which is the respect for everything,
for all living entities, we must communicate it. And if, in addition, we know it will change the course
of a devastated planet, we know it will change the course
of a devastated planet, we know it will change the course
of a devastated planet, we must join forces with haste. we must join forces with haste. And when we can see this, that path certainly has no return
because we can no longer look back. that path certainly has no return
because we can no longer look back. that path certainly has no return
because we can no longer look back. On the contrary, I think that it increases
with every step, I think that it increases
with every step, and then we must begin
to communicate and then we must begin
to communicate the concept of a vegetarian world, because we know that by changing
this idea, and this conception because we know that by changing
this idea, and this conception because we know that by changing
this idea, and this conception and by beginning to prioritize
the respect for all living beings, and by beginning to prioritize
the respect for all living beings, and by beginning to prioritize
the respect for all living beings, we can return the air to the planet
so it can breathe again. we can return the air to the planet
so it can breathe again. we can return the air to the planet
so it can breathe again. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Nicolás Pauls,
for your valuable message. Thank you, Mr. Nicolás Pauls,
for your valuable message. Thank you, Mr. Nicolás Pauls,
for your valuable message. Now, we would like to present
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos, Now, we would like to present
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos, Now, we would like to present
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos, Director of the Center of Study for
the Prevention of Disasters, PREDES. Director of the Center of Study for
the Prevention of Disasters, PREDES. Director of the Center of Study for
the Prevention of Disasters, PREDES. We welcome him
with a warm applause. We welcome him
with a warm applause. I appreciate this opportunity
that you have given me I appreciate this opportunity
that you have given me I appreciate this opportunity
that you have given me to say a few words
and relay a message to say a few words
and relay a message relating to climate change
and disasters. relating to climate change
and disasters. The climate is changing rapidly
as a result of air pollution The climate is changing rapidly
as a result of air pollution The climate is changing rapidly
as a result of air pollution from gases produced by human
and industrial activities. from gases produced by human
and industrial activities. from gases produced by human
and industrial activities. Changes in the weather means changes
in the environmental temperature Changes in the weather means changes
in the environmental temperature Changes in the weather means changes
in the environmental temperature and in rainfall. The future scenario shows that
on average, The future scenario shows that
on average, temperatures will increase
on the planet temperatures will increase
on the planet and precipitation will be altered. Currently, these climate changes
have already had negative impacts Currently, these climate changes
have already had negative impacts Currently, these climate changes
have already had negative impacts Currently, these climate changes
have already had negative impacts on vulnerable communities
and their livelihoods in Peru, on vulnerable communities
and their livelihoods in Peru, one of the countries most affected
by climate change. one of the countries most affected
by climate change. one of the countries most affected
by climate change. As a result of global climate change, As a result of global climate change, an increasing number of climatic
and meteorological events an increasing number of climatic
and meteorological events an increasing number of climatic
and meteorological events are occurring, as well as changes in the intensity
and frequency of the events. as well as changes in the intensity
and frequency of the events. as well as changes in the intensity
and frequency of the events. Due to climate change,
disasters are increasing, Due to climate change,
disasters are increasing, as people have not been able to
adapt to this process as people have not been able to
adapt to this process as people have not been able to
adapt to this process that has been accelerated and that has sudden
and unexpected changes and that has sudden
and unexpected changes on the climate,
with different manifestations on the climate,
with different manifestations which are not yet predictable. which are not yet predictable. In the case of Peru, the climatic events are occurring with
more and more frequency and intensity, the climatic events are occurring with
more and more frequency and intensity, the climatic events are occurring with
more and more frequency and intensity, the climatic events are occurring with
more and more frequency and intensity, creating disasters
and many kinds of damage creating disasters
and many kinds of damage to vulnerable populations
– mainly freezing, to vulnerable populations
– mainly freezing, snowfalls,
waves of intense cold, droughts, snowfalls,
waves of intense cold, droughts, which means a lack of
or complete absence of rains. which means a lack of
or complete absence of rains. which means a lack of
or complete absence of rains. Also landslides and floods are
increasing Also landslides and floods are
increasing because of intense
and unexpected rainfalls. because of intense
and unexpected rainfalls. The country is undergoing
a process of melting; The country is undergoing
a process of melting; we are losing glaciers
and periodically we are losing glaciers
and periodically enormous glaciers collapse, causing floods in many towns
and in the Andean valleys. causing floods in many towns
and in the Andean valleys. causing floods in many towns
and in the Andean valleys. But the disasters that occur due to
climatic events are not natural. But the disasters that occur due to
climatic events are not natural. But the disasters that occur due to
climatic events are not natural. It is a fallacy to say that
disasters are natural, It is a fallacy to say that
disasters are natural, because disasters only occur when
there are vulnerable communities because disasters only occur when
there are vulnerable communities because disasters only occur when
there are vulnerable communities exposed to events that can harm them. exposed to events that can harm them. And that’s happening in our country. And that’s happening in our country. The level of exposure, sensitivity
and fragility of our people The level of exposure, sensitivity
and fragility of our people The level of exposure, sensitivity
and fragility of our people to climatic events has increased. to climatic events has increased. At the same time, if we look from the perspective of
the causes, if we look from the perspective of
the causes, we will admit that there is
human action, industrial activity we will admit that there is
human action, industrial activity we will admit that there is
human action, industrial activity that is accelerating climate change
in a dramatic way. that is accelerating climate change
in a dramatic way. that is accelerating climate change
in a dramatic way. Disasters in small communities
that they suffer every year Disasters in small communities
that they suffer every year Disasters in small communities
that they suffer every year with ever greater intensity
do not appear in the media, with ever greater intensity
do not appear in the media, with ever greater intensity
do not appear in the media, and therefore they don’t attract
the attention of the aid organizations. and therefore they don’t attract
the attention of the aid organizations. and therefore they don’t attract
the attention of the aid organizations. Most of them are small disasters, Most of them are small disasters, and because of the continuous damage
that poor rural communities suffer, and because of the continuous damage
that poor rural communities suffer, and because of the continuous damage
that poor rural communities suffer, and because of the continuous damage
that poor rural communities suffer, poverty is becoming worse
with no chance of stopping the cycle. poverty is becoming worse
with no chance of stopping the cycle. poverty is becoming worse
with no chance of stopping the cycle. Rural communities
in the Peruvian Andes Rural communities
in the Peruvian Andes are suffering climate impacts,
such as more irregular rainfall, are suffering climate impacts,
such as more irregular rainfall, are suffering climate impacts,
such as more irregular rainfall, long periods without rains, sudden temperature changes, greater solar radiation, which damage crops and impede
food production and security – which damage crops and impede
food production and security – which damage crops and impede
food production and security – so important in these communities so important in these communities that produce just enough
for their own consumption. that produce just enough
for their own consumption. As a result, the dried food reserves
that they use throughout the year As a result, the dried food reserves
that they use throughout the year As a result, the dried food reserves
that they use throughout the year As a result, the dried food reserves
that they use throughout the year are increasingly reduced, causing migration of the highland
Andean communities to the cities. causing migration of the highland
Andean communities to the cities. causing migration of the highland
Andean communities to the cities. causing migration of the highland
Andean communities to the cities. So people leave
their traditional homes, So people leave
their traditional homes, whereupon the ecosystems
are placed at risk, whereupon the ecosystems
are placed at risk, due to the absence of communities due to the absence of communities that have knowledge and wisdom
to maintain those ecosystems. that have knowledge and wisdom
to maintain those ecosystems. that have knowledge and wisdom
to maintain those ecosystems. It is important to take action
on all levels of society in order to It is important to take action
on all levels of society in order to It is important to take action
on all levels of society in order to affect the causes that are generating
climate change and global warming affect the causes that are generating
climate change and global warming affect the causes that are generating
climate change and global warming affect the causes that are generating
climate change and global warming but also to reduce the vulnerabilities but also to reduce the vulnerabilities of the poor communities
in our country. of the poor communities
in our country. Thank you very much. Many thanks,
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos. Many thanks,
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos. Many thanks,
Mr. Gilberto Romero Zevallos. Our final guest speaker is
Miss Wendy Lau Cordero, Our final guest speaker is
Miss Wendy Lau Cordero, a student of chemistry at the National University
Mayor de San Marcos. at the National University
Mayor de San Marcos. She has participated in
the Tunza Program, She has participated in
the Tunza Program, “Treating our Planet with Care
and Affection,” “Treating our Planet with Care
and Affection,” from the United Nations
for the Environment. from the United Nations
for the Environment. Please give her a round of applause. Please give her a round of applause. Good evening, everyone. First of all, it is a pleasure for me. First of all, it is a pleasure for me. Thank you for the invitation. Thank you for the invitation. I am a volunteer for
an environmental group, Acapu Peru, I am a volunteer for
an environmental group, Acapu Peru, I am a volunteer for
an environmental group, Acapu Peru, and I also participate
in an organization and I also participate
in an organization with a group of chemistry faculty. with a group of chemistry faculty. Every two years, the United Nations
Program for the Environment, Every two years, the United Nations
Program for the Environment, Every two years, the United Nations
Program for the Environment, UNEP in English, or PNUMA, UNEP in English, or PNUMA, organizes conferences. As there are world events
every two years – As there are world events
every two years – for countries to sign agreements, for countries to sign agreements, to take measures
to stop climate change, to take measures
to stop climate change, to continue solving this – so young people convene
from all over the world so young people convene
from all over the world for this kind of conference. This year we had a conference
of children and youth in South Korea. This year we had a conference
of children and youth in South Korea. This year we had a conference
of children and youth in South Korea. This year we had a conference
of children and youth in South Korea. I was invited to this conference
in August. I was invited to this conference
in August. I was invited to this conference
in August. It was a conference held
from August 16 to 24. It was a conference held
from August 16 to 24. In this conference
there were over 200 guests In this conference
there were over 200 guests In this conference
there were over 200 guests from 100 different countries where we tried to solve
environmental problems where we tried to solve
environmental problems in our countries. Among the many current topics
that were discussed, Among the many current topics
that were discussed, Among the many current topics
that were discussed, the most important was climate change. the most important was climate change. We discussed several things –
we had regional meetings We discussed several things –
we had regional meetings – in our case for example, Peru with the countries
in Latin America, Peru with the countries
in Latin America, Central America, Mexico
and the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico
and the Caribbean Islands, we all made up a region which is
Latin America and the Caribbean. we all made up a region which is
Latin America and the Caribbean. we all made up a region which is
Latin America and the Caribbean. So we accepted the commitment of
being regional youth representatives So we accepted the commitment of
being regional youth representatives So we accepted the commitment of
being regional youth representatives So we accepted the commitment of
being regional youth representatives or delegates of our own countries. or delegates of our own countries. Furthermore, we agreed to report
on UNEP activities for Peru Furthermore, we agreed to report
on UNEP activities for Peru Furthermore, we agreed to report
on UNEP activities for Peru and report activities that
we, as young people, carry out. and report activities that
we, as young people, carry out. and report activities that
we, as young people, carry out. I would like you to think about
such a strong organization, I would like you to think about
such a strong organization, I would like you to think about
such a strong organization, such as the UN that invites
young people to help, such as the UN that invites
young people to help, it is because
the environmental problems it is because
the environmental problems are really serious and climate change is hammering
all of us, and climate change is hammering
all of us, and if the temperature really does
go up those two degrees, and if the temperature really does
go up those two degrees, and if the temperature really does
go up those two degrees, the first ones to be affected
will be us, the Peruvian people, the first ones to be affected
will be us, the Peruvian people, the first ones to be affected
will be us, the Peruvian people, owing to our equatorial location owing to our equatorial location and the great wealth of resources
that we have, and the great wealth of resources
that we have, we will be very much affected. we will be very much affected. We are the third country
most affected in this process. We are the third country
most affected in this process. We are the third country
most affected in this process. I would like to share with you
some activities planned by UNEP I would like to share with you
some activities planned by UNEP I would like to share with you
some activities planned by UNEP I would like to share with you
some activities planned by UNEP which are very important. The summit meeting of
the top leaders for UNEP The summit meeting of
the top leaders for UNEP is going to take place
on September 22nd, is going to take place
on September 22nd, so what we propose
for this conference so what we propose
for this conference is for young people, as well as adults and children,
to take action as well as adults and children,
to take action and strongly promote in our countries
the signing of an agreement and strongly promote in our countries
the signing of an agreement and strongly promote in our countries
the signing of an agreement in December in Copenhagen
where Peru has also been invited. in December in Copenhagen
where Peru has also been invited. in December in Copenhagen
where Peru has also been invited. And then we have an activity
on September 19, And then we have an activity
on September 19, And then we have an activity
on September 19, which is planting trees. What we want is for countries
to plant trees on the same day What we want is for countries
to plant trees on the same day What we want is for countries
to plant trees on the same day to prevent the increase of CO2
which is affecting us tremendously to prevent the increase of CO2
which is affecting us tremendously to prevent the increase of CO2
which is affecting us tremendously to prevent the increase of CO2
which is affecting us tremendously with all these new events that
are happening in our life. with all these new events that
are happening in our life. We also have the petition
for climate change, We also have the petition
for climate change, which is the petition that
has been sent through email, which is the petition that
has been sent through email, which is the petition that
has been sent through email, through the internet
for all the young people, through the internet
for all the young people, adults, all of us who want to support this campaign,
to sign it. who want to support this campaign,
to sign it. This website is www.pnuma.org/sellemos/index.php. We have as well the date
for the assembly of climate change; We have as well the date
for the assembly of climate change; We have as well the date
for the assembly of climate change; we are going to present the petition
there we are going to present the petition
there and we hope to get
over 10,000 signatures and we hope to get
over 10,000 signatures from young people and people
from all over the world. from young people and people
from all over the world. from young people and people
from all over the world. Then, on September 22nd, the main day, the day
when the delegates will meet… the main day, the day
when the delegates will meet… the main day, the day
when the delegates will meet… so what we are trying to do
is something wonderful, so what we are trying to do
is something wonderful, something great, something
to show the world that something great, something
to show the world that we want to have a change, and we want to do something
to call attention. and we want to do something
to call attention. and we want to do something
to call attention. That day, wear green clothing,
use a green nose, That day, wear green clothing,
use a green nose, That day, wear green clothing,
use a green nose, do activities in your neighborhood,
in your communities, do activities in your neighborhood,
in your communities, do activities in your neighborhood,
in your communities, we want to show that
we really want changes. we want to show that
we really want changes. We also have the occasion
of the 23rd which is We also have the occasion
of the 23rd which is the promotional day
for a neutral climate the promotional day
for a neutral climate where we need to look for the ways
to decrease our ecological footprints, where we need to look for the ways
to decrease our ecological footprints, where we need to look for the ways
to decrease our ecological footprints, which is something
extremely important. which is something
extremely important. Then, on the 24th, we are going to have
“Climate Voices” we are going to have
“Climate Voices” in which we are going to
show those people in which we are going to
show those people who are making an effort to try
to fight against climate change, who are making an effort to try
to fight against climate change, who are making an effort to try
to fight against climate change, and we also would like to recognize and we also would like to recognize those people and victims
of climate change. those people and victims
of climate change. As we all now know very well
from the news, As we all now know very well
from the news, we are informed about cases
in the mountains we are informed about cases
in the mountains with freezing temperatures and it’s not fair that people die
because of others’ huge negligence. and it’s not fair that people die
because of others’ huge negligence. and it’s not fair that people die
because of others’ huge negligence. The last event we have is
the Day of Climate Solutions, The last event we have is
the Day of Climate Solutions, The last event we have is
the Day of Climate Solutions, when we can look for solutions on
the scientific level with volunteers, when we can look for solutions on
the scientific level with volunteers, when we can look for solutions on
the scientific level with volunteers, about how we can solve this problem. about how we can solve this problem. Another commitment was that
on October 24th, Another commitment was that
on October 24th, there’s going to be a worldwide event. there’s going to be a worldwide event. This is the day when we will demand This is the day when we will demand that the amount of CO2 be reduced
to 350 parts per million in the air. that the amount of CO2 be reduced
to 350 parts per million in the air. that the amount of CO2 be reduced
to 350 parts per million in the air. This is a worldwide campaign This is a worldwide campaign in which Peru is going to participate
and make a very strong showing. in which Peru is going to participate
and make a very strong showing. in which Peru is going to participate
and make a very strong showing. I invite all of you to sign
this agreement, I invite all of you to sign
this agreement, which is something being done
on the internet which is something being done
on the internet and which Peru is really
supporting and promoting and which Peru is really
supporting and promoting because we really need to
take measures for change. Thank you. because we really need to
take measures for change. Thank you. because we really need to
take measures for change. Thank you. Many thanks, Ms. Cordero, Many thanks, Ms. Cordero, for sharing your comments
and experiences with us. for sharing your comments
and experiences with us. Our next segment is
a question-and-answer period. Our next segment is
a question-and-answer period. We would also like to introduce,
at this time We would also like to introduce,
at this time our Guest of Honor,
Supreme Master Ching Hai, our Guest of Honor,
Supreme Master Ching Hai, who will be joining us live
via videoconference who will be joining us live
via videoconference to answer some of the questions
that we have. to answer some of the questions
that we have. Supreme Master Ching Hai is
a world-renowned humanitarian, Supreme Master Ching Hai is
a world-renowned humanitarian, Supreme Master Ching Hai is
a world-renowned humanitarian, spiritual Master, philanthropist
and artist. spiritual Master, philanthropist
and artist. Supreme Master Ching Hai has
for more than 20 years Supreme Master Ching Hai has
for more than 20 years Supreme Master Ching Hai has
for more than 20 years been sharing Her wisdom
and deep understanding, been sharing Her wisdom
and deep understanding, traveling across the world
and bringing Her message of love traveling across the world
and bringing Her message of love traveling across the world
and bringing Her message of love for living a complete life. She continues to dedicate
Her time and energy She continues to dedicate
Her time and energy to elevate and better the life
of all beings. to elevate and better the life
of all beings. We are now very happy to announce
that Supreme Master Ching Hai, We are now very happy to announce
that Supreme Master Ching Hai, We are now very happy to announce
that Supreme Master Ching Hai, our special guest, has honored us our special guest, has honored us by joining
this question-and-answer session. by joining
this question-and-answer session. Please receive Her
with a round of applause. Please receive Her
with a round of applause. Hallo, everyone. Hi, Master. Hallo, Master. Hi. You look wonderful today. Thank you! Thank you. How are You, Master? I am fine, I am fine. How are you? Fine.
We are happy to see You, Master. Fine.
We are happy to see You, Master. Fine.
We are happy to see You, Master. Yes, I am happy too. It’s a pleasure to be here for me,
too. It’s a pleasure to be here for me,
too. Thank You, Master. Your Spanish is wonderful! Thank you very much. Dear Master,
welcome to Lima, Peru! Dear Master,
welcome to Lima, Peru! It’s so great to see You! Thank you. We feel so honored
that You can join us We feel so honored
that You can join us for this conference
despite Your busy schedule. for this conference
despite Your busy schedule. Thank You so much, Master. Thank You so much, Master. Let’s all give a big round
of applause to welcome Let’s all give a big round
of applause to welcome Supreme Master Ching Hai,
our special Guest of Honor. Supreme Master Ching Hai,
our special Guest of Honor. Supreme Master Ching Hai,
our special Guest of Honor. Thank you. Let me say hallo to your people,
first. Let me say hallo to your people,
first. Yes, sure. Good afternoon, everyone. Good afternoon, everyone. Good afternoon. Good afternoon, Master. How are you doing? Are you okay? Yes? Very well? (Yes.) Hallo, everyone. Greetings to all the beautiful people
of Peru: Greetings to all the beautiful people
of Peru: Esteemed government officials,
dignitaries and speakers, Esteemed government officials,
dignitaries and speakers, Esteemed government officials,
dignitaries and speakers, members of the media,
and all the caring participants. members of the media,
and all the caring participants. Thank you for coming today Thank you for coming today in our shared concern
about global warming in our shared concern
about global warming and the survival of
our wonderful planet. and the survival of
our wonderful planet. Your country Peru is graced with
diverse natural landscapes, Your country Peru is graced with
diverse natural landscapes, Your country Peru is graced with
diverse natural landscapes, with deserts, ocean coastline,
you have everything – with deserts, ocean coastline,
you have everything – with deserts, ocean coastline,
you have everything – you have rainforests, tall,
majestic mountain ranges. you have rainforests, tall,
majestic mountain ranges. We all know that these places are
worthy of protection, We all know that these places are
worthy of protection, We all know that these places are
worthy of protection, not only for themselves, not only for the Peruvian but for the sake of
all the living beings but for the sake of
all the living beings who inhabit them, including all the people
and all other beings in the world, including all the people
and all other beings in the world, including all the people
and all other beings in the world, our families and ourselves. I am pleased to be here
and I’m very grateful I am pleased to be here
and I’m very grateful that this conference is being held
today in your magnificent country. that this conference is being held
today in your magnificent country. that this conference is being held
today in your magnificent country. As many of you already know,
the right actions are needed As many of you already know,
the right actions are needed As many of you already know,
the right actions are needed by each and every person
in this world, so I wish by each and every person
in this world, so I wish everyone something new
and beneficial from this event. everyone something new
and beneficial from this event. everyone something new
and beneficial from this event. Thank you again for being here. Thank you again for being here. Thank you very much. I’m ready for your questions.
(Thank You, Master.) I hope you have a very good time. I hope you have a very good time. Thank You, Master. Dear Master, the first two questions are
from Wendy Lau, the first two questions are
from Wendy Lau, a UNEP participant. Yes, please go ahead. The first question, what do you see as
the weakness in science what do you see as
the weakness in science in solving climate change
and diverse environmental problems? in solving climate change
and diverse environmental problems? in solving climate change
and diverse environmental problems? The second question, why do we have to solve
environmental problems why do we have to solve
environmental problems from the spiritual side? Yes, yes, yes. Hallo, Ms. Wendy. I believe science is doing
a good job already I believe science is doing
a good job already in diligently researching
and informing the public in diligently researching
and informing the public about the critical stage on Earth that about the critical stage on Earth that we are facing
in terms of global warming. we are facing
in terms of global warming. Without science, we probably,
the majority of us, Without science, we probably,
the majority of us, Without science, we probably,
the majority of us, would not have known anything at all would not have known anything at all about our dire state of
planetary crisis. about our dire state of
planetary crisis. So, after the United Nations’
announcement of the tipping points So, after the United Nations’
announcement of the tipping points So, after the United Nations’
announcement of the tipping points So, after the United Nations’
announcement of the tipping points that mark an irreversible trend, many scientists have stepped forward
with detailed research many scientists have stepped forward
with detailed research many scientists have stepped forward
with detailed research on climate changes. As a recent example, US and Canadian scientists
travelling to the Arctic US and Canadian scientists
travelling to the Arctic have noted increased methane gas have noted increased methane gas being released from
the Earth’s melting permafrost, being released from
the Earth’s melting permafrost, being released from
the Earth’s melting permafrost, which is storing immense amounts of
methane beneath the frozen surface. which is storing immense amounts of
methane beneath the frozen surface. which is storing immense amounts of
methane beneath the frozen surface. which is storing immense amounts of
methane beneath the frozen surface. Other research has also highlighted
how quickly Other research has also highlighted
how quickly the temperature is rising
in the Arctic, the temperature is rising
in the Arctic, much faster than
in the rest of the world. much faster than
in the rest of the world. This means a vast quantity of methane
could be released This means a vast quantity of methane
could be released This means a vast quantity of methane
could be released from the previously frozen soil
very quickly, from the previously frozen soil
very quickly, which would be a complete disaster
for life on Earth. which would be a complete disaster
for life on Earth. which would be a complete disaster
for life on Earth. So, we are truly in
a grave ecological situation, So, we are truly in
a grave ecological situation, and the scientists have done
a fine job in raising awareness and the scientists have done
a fine job in raising awareness and the scientists have done
a fine job in raising awareness on the climate issues
through their dedicated research on the climate issues
through their dedicated research and updated reports. If you mean the technology to
minimize the global warming effect, If you mean the technology to
minimize the global warming effect, If you mean the technology to
minimize the global warming effect, there are some minimums that have been invented and installed,
but the benefit is also minimum! that have been invented and installed,
but the benefit is also minimum! that have been invented and installed,
but the benefit is also minimum! Even with all the scientific research
and invention, Even with all the scientific research
and invention, Even with all the scientific research
and invention, even if we could have invented
something more, even if we could have invented
something more, it takes long time, it takes more than what
we can afford right now it takes more than what
we can afford right now to bring them into materialization,
you see? to bring them into materialization,
you see? All other technology takes
a long, long, long time also All other technology takes
a long, long, long time also All other technology takes
a long, long, long time also to be in the market, to materialize, to be in the market, to materialize, if we can make it till then! In trying to minimize
these dire effects, In trying to minimize
these dire effects, both scientific and spiritual
approaches can be applied. both scientific and spiritual
approaches can be applied. both scientific and spiritual
approaches can be applied. Scientifically speaking, methane from livestock
is a major contributor methane from livestock
is a major contributor to global warming today. This has been documented
by many different scientific bodies, This has been documented
by many different scientific bodies, This has been documented
by many different scientific bodies, the first of which of course, was the United Nations’ report
in 2006 – was the United Nations’ report
in 2006 – everybody knows by now
– called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” everybody knows by now
– called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” everybody knows by now
– called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” Since then, much more research
has been published about livestock, Since then, much more research
has been published about livestock, Since then, much more research
has been published about livestock, Since then, much more research
has been published about livestock, meat production
and greenhouse gases. meat production
and greenhouse gases. One fact is clear: if we stop meat consumption
and livestock raising, if we stop meat consumption
and livestock raising, we will also eliminate one of
the most heat-trapping gases, we will also eliminate one of
the most heat-trapping gases, we will also eliminate one of
the most heat-trapping gases, which is methane. And since this gas disappears
more quickly from the atmosphere, And since this gas disappears
more quickly from the atmosphere, And since this gas disappears
more quickly from the atmosphere, the planet will cool
almost immediately. the planet will cool
almost immediately. This will also address problems
like the melting permafrost, This will also address problems
like the melting permafrost, This will also address problems
like the melting permafrost, which will otherwise
emit more methane which will otherwise
emit more methane if nothing is done to halt it. We cannot blame the scientists
or any scientific technology We cannot blame the scientists
or any scientific technology We cannot blame the scientists
or any scientific technology for the problem of our planet today. for the problem of our planet today. They have done their best. Even the spiritual people
or non spiritual people, Even the spiritual people
or non spiritual people, we have to do our best as well. we have to do our best as well. The fate of our planet is
in our hands The fate of our planet is
in our hands before the scientists
can do anything to help us. before the scientists
can do anything to help us. Professor John Schellnhuber,
founding Director of Professor John Schellnhuber,
founding Director of Professor John Schellnhuber,
founding Director of Germany’s Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research, Germany’s Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research, Germany’s Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research, and also Chief Government Advisor
on climate change and also Chief Government Advisor
on climate change and also Chief Government Advisor
on climate change to the German government, told Supreme Master Television
in an interview that told Supreme Master Television
in an interview that told Supreme Master Television
in an interview that without changing course, our currently unsustainable practices
will “lead to a big crash,” our currently unsustainable practices
will “lead to a big crash,” our currently unsustainable practices
will “lead to a big crash,” that’s to quote him. And, to stop this crash from
being many times bigger, And, to stop this crash from
being many times bigger, we have to act now. Professor Schellnhuber said that the world’s population
cannot be sustained on the energy that the world’s population
cannot be sustained on the energy that the world’s population
cannot be sustained on the energy and land demands of a meat diet. and land demands of a meat diet. So, a switch to vegetarianism
or veganism is needed So, a switch to vegetarianism
or veganism is needed to continue supporting our life
on Earth. to continue supporting our life
on Earth. So this is the scientific perspective. So this is the scientific perspective. But you are right also about
approaching climate change But you are right also about
approaching climate change But you are right also about
approaching climate change from a spiritual standpoint. Every religion speaks in some way
of the law of karma, Every religion speaks in some way
of the law of karma, Every religion speaks in some way
of the law of karma, or “as you sow, so shall you reap.” or “as you sow, so shall you reap.” This is explained through science
as a principle of physics, This is explained through science
as a principle of physics, This is explained through science
as a principle of physics, which says every action causes
an equal consequence. which says every action causes
an equal consequence. which says every action causes
an equal consequence. So the law of karma (retribution)
and science are the same – So the law of karma (retribution)
and science are the same – So the law of karma (retribution)
and science are the same – meaning that whatever we do
is returned to us. meaning that whatever we do
is returned to us. From this perspective, we would obviously wish
to avoid killing; otherwise, we would obviously wish
to avoid killing; otherwise, we will reap the killing karma
(retribution) in return. we will reap the killing karma
(retribution) in return. we will reap the killing karma
(retribution) in return. All the wise teachings of
past and present Masters All the wise teachings of
past and present Masters have thus espoused only love
and kindness toward one another. have thus espoused only love
and kindness toward one another. have thus espoused only love
and kindness toward one another. “Thou shall not kill” is
a basic precept of any faith. “Thou shall not kill” is
a basic precept of any faith. Therefore, we must return fully
to our noble spiritual heritage. Therefore, we must return fully
to our noble spiritual heritage. Therefore, we must return fully
to our noble spiritual heritage. Only this can bring us
permanent safety Only this can bring us
permanent safety and protection by begetting
the mercy of Heaven and protection by begetting
the mercy of Heaven in which we can take refuge. Thank you very much. Thank You, Master,
for Your insightful thoughts. Thank You, Master,
for Your insightful thoughts. Good question. VEGETARIANISM IN RELIGION VEGETARIANISM IN RELIGION THE BAHAI FAITH “Regarding the eating of animal flesh
and abstinence therefrom, “Regarding the eating of animal flesh
and abstinence therefrom, “Regarding the eating of animal flesh
and abstinence therefrom, know thou of a certainty that,
in the beginning of creation, know thou of a certainty that,
in the beginning of creation, know thou of a certainty that,
in the beginning of creation, God determined the food
of every living being, God determined the food
of every living being, and to eat contrary
to that determination and to eat contrary
to that determination is not approved.” ~ Selections from the Bahá’í Writings
on Some Aspects of Health and Healing ~ Selections from the Bahá’í Writings
on Some Aspects of Health and Healing ~ Selections from the Bahá’í Writings
on Some Aspects of Health and Healing ~ Selections from the Bahá’í Writings
on Some Aspects of Health and Healing BUDDHISM … ALL MEATS EATEN
BY LIVING BEINGS … ALL MEATS EATEN
BY LIVING BEINGS ARE OF THEIR OWN RELATIVES. ARE OF THEIR OWN RELATIVES. ~ Lankavatara Sutra (Tripitaka No. 671) “Also, after the birth of the baby, “Also, after the birth of the baby, care must be exercised not to kill
any animal in order to feed the mother care must be exercised not to kill
any animal in order to feed the mother care must be exercised not to kill
any animal in order to feed the mother with meaty delicacies and not to assemble many relatives
to drink liquor or to eat meat… and not to assemble many relatives
to drink liquor or to eat meat… and not to assemble many relatives
to drink liquor or to eat meat… because at the difficult time of birth
there are innumerable evil demons, because at the difficult time of birth
there are innumerable evil demons, because at the difficult time of birth
there are innumerable evil demons, because at the difficult time of birth
there are innumerable evil demons, monsters and goblins who want to
consume the smelly blood… monsters and goblins who want to
consume the smelly blood… monsters and goblins who want to
consume the smelly blood… by ignorantly and adversely resorting
to the killing of animals by ignorantly and adversely resorting
to the killing of animals by ignorantly and adversely resorting
to the killing of animals for consumption… they bring down curses
upon themselves, they bring down curses
upon themselves, which are detrimental
to both the mother and the baby.” which are detrimental
to both the mother and the baby.” ~ Ksitigarbha Sutra “Be careful during the days
immediately after someone’s death, “Be careful during the days
immediately after someone’s death, “Be careful during the days
immediately after someone’s death, not killing or destroying
or creating evil karma not killing or destroying
or creating evil karma by worshipping or offering sacrifice
to demons and deities… by worshipping or offering sacrifice
to demons and deities… by worshipping or offering sacrifice
to demons and deities… because such killing
and slaughtering committed because such killing
and slaughtering committed or such worship performed
or such sacrifice offered or such worship performed
or such sacrifice offered or such worship performed
or such sacrifice offered WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA
OF FORCE TO BENEFIT THE DEAD, WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA
OF FORCE TO BENEFIT THE DEAD, WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA
OF FORCE TO BENEFIT THE DEAD, WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA
OF FORCE TO BENEFIT THE DEAD, BUT WOULD ENTWINE
EVEN MORE SINFUL KARMA BUT WOULD ENTWINE
EVEN MORE SINFUL KARMA BUT WOULD ENTWINE
EVEN MORE SINFUL KARMA INTO PREVIOUS KARMA, MAKING IT EVEN DEEPER
AND MORE SERIOUS. MAKING IT EVEN DEEPER
AND MORE SERIOUS. MAKING IT EVEN DEEPER
AND MORE SERIOUS. thus, DELAY HIS REBIRTH
TO A GOOD STATE.” thus, DELAY HIS REBIRTH
TO A GOOD STATE.” thus, DELAY HIS REBIRTH
TO A GOOD STATE.” Karma means retribution. ~ Ksitigarbha Sutra CAO ĐÀI “… The most important thing is
to stop killing… “… The most important thing is
to stop killing… because animals also have souls
and understand like humans… because animals also have souls
and understand like humans… because animals also have souls
and understand like humans… IF WE KILL AND EAT THEM, IF WE KILL AND EAT THEM, THEN WE OWE THEM
A BLOOD DEBT. THEN WE OWE THEM
A BLOOD DEBT. ~ Teachings of the Saints CHRISTIANITY Meats for the belly,
and the belly for meats: Meats for the belly,
and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it
and them. but God shall destroy both it
and them. Holy Bible “And while the flesh was
yet between their teeth, “And while the flesh was
yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled
against the people, the wrath of the LORD was kindled
against the people, the wrath of the LORD was kindled
against the people, and the LORD smote the people
with a very great plague.” and the LORD smote the people
with a very great plague.” and the LORD smote the people
with a very great plague.” Holy Bible CONFUCIANISM “All men have a mind which cannot bear
to see the sufferings of others. “All men have a mind which cannot bear
to see the sufferings of others. “All men have a mind which cannot bear
to see the sufferings of others. The superior man,
having seen the animals alive, The superior man,
having seen the animals alive, cannot bear to see them die; cannot bear to see them die; having heard their dying cries, having heard their dying cries, HE CANNOT BEAR
TO EAT THEIR FLESH.” HE CANNOT BEAR
TO EAT THEIR FLESH.” ~ Mencius ESSENES I am come to end the sacrifices
and feasts of blood, I am come to end the sacrifices
and feasts of blood, I am come to end the sacrifices
and feasts of blood, and if ye cease NOT OFFERING
AND EATING and if ye cease NOT OFFERING
AND EATING and if ye cease NOT OFFERING
AND EATING OF FLESH AND BLOOD, the wrath of God shall not
cease from you. the wrath of God shall not
cease from you. ~ Gospel of the Holy Twelve ~ Gospel of the Holy Twelve HINDUISM Since you cannot bring killed animals
back to life, Since you cannot bring killed animals
back to life, Since you cannot bring killed animals
back to life, you are responsible for killing them. you are responsible for killing them. Therefore you are going to hell;
there is no way for your deliverance.” Therefore you are going to hell;
there is no way for your deliverance.” Therefore you are going to hell;
there is no way for your deliverance.” ~ Adi-lila, Chapter 17 “He who desires
to augment his own flesh “He who desires
to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species
he may take his birth.” lives in misery in whatever species
he may take his birth.” lives in misery in whatever species
he may take his birth.” ~ Mahabharata, Anu ISLAM Allah will not give mercy to anyone, Allah will not give mercy to anyone, Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy
to other creatures. except those who give mercy
to other creatures. except those who give mercy
to other creatures. Hadith Do not allow your stomachs
to become graveyards of animals! Do not allow your stomachs
to become graveyards of animals! Do not allow your stomachs
to become graveyards of animals! Hadith JAINISM A true monk should NOT ACCEPT
SUCH FOOD AND DRINK A true monk should NOT ACCEPT
SUCH FOOD AND DRINK A true monk should NOT ACCEPT
SUCH FOOD AND DRINK as has been especially prepared
for him as has been especially prepared
for him INVOLVING THE SLAUGHTER
OF LIVING BEINGS. INVOLVING THE SLAUGHTER
OF LIVING BEINGS. INVOLVING THE SLAUGHTER
OF LIVING BEINGS. ~ Sutrakritanga JUDAISM And whatsoever man there be
of the house of Israel, And whatsoever man there be
of the house of Israel, or of the strangers
that sojourn among you, or of the strangers
that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood*; that eateth any manner of blood*; I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE
AGAINST THAT SOUL I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE
AGAINST THAT SOUL I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE
AGAINST THAT SOUL THAT EATETH BLOOD*, and will cut him off
from among his people. and will cut him off
from among his people. Holy Bible
*blood: meaning “flesh” Holy Bible
*blood: meaning “flesh” SIKHISM Those mortals who consume marijuana,
flesh and wine – Those mortals who consume marijuana,
flesh and wine – Those mortals who consume marijuana,
flesh and wine – no matter what pilgrimages, fasts
and rituals they follow, no matter what pilgrimages, fasts
and rituals they follow, no matter what pilgrimages, fasts
and rituals they follow, they will all go to hell. ~ Guru Granth Sahib TAOISM Do not go into the mountain
to catch birds in nets, Do not go into the mountain
to catch birds in nets, Do not go into the mountain
to catch birds in nets, nor to the water to poison
fishes and minnows. nor to the water to poison
fishes and minnows. Do not butcher the ox
that plows your field. Do not butcher the ox
that plows your field. ~ Tract of the Quiet Way TIBETAN BUDDHISM The offering to the deities of meat
obtained by killing animate beings The offering to the deities of meat
obtained by killing animate beings The offering to the deities of meat
obtained by killing animate beings The offering to the deities of meat
obtained by killing animate beings is like offering a mother
the flesh of her own child; is like offering a mother
the flesh of her own child; and this is a grievous failure. and this is a grievous failure. ~ The Supreme Path Of Discipleship ~ The Supreme Path Of Discipleship ZOROASTRIANISM “Those plants, I, Ahura Mazda (God),
rain down upon the earth, “Those plants, I, Ahura Mazda (God),
rain down upon the earth, “Those plants, I, Ahura Mazda (God),
rain down upon the earth, to bring food to the faithful,
and fodder to the beneficent cow.” to bring food to the faithful,
and fodder to the beneficent cow.” to bring food to the faithful,
and fodder to the beneficent cow.” ~ Avesta Everybody knows that vegetarian diet
is good for health Everybody knows that vegetarian diet
is good for health Everybody knows that vegetarian diet
is good for health and to save the planet. They will be awakening
their own great, compassionate, They will be awakening
their own great, compassionate, They will be awakening
their own great, compassionate, loving, self-nature. And then their level of consciousness
will rise up automatically. And then their level of consciousness
will rise up automatically. And then their level of consciousness
will rise up automatically. And they will understand
more than they ever did. And they will understand
more than they ever did. And they will be closer to Heaven
than what they are right now. And they will be closer to Heaven
than what they are right now. And they will be closer to Heaven
than what they are right now. The next question is
for Mrs. Mendiola The next question is
for Mrs. Mendiola from Fernando Zabala,
a social communicator. from Fernando Zabala,
a social communicator. Hallo. Good afternoon. I have a question that affects us
directly as citizens. I have a question that affects us
directly as citizens. I have a question that affects us
directly as citizens. When we talk about
the global environmental crisis, When we talk about
the global environmental crisis, all responsibility has been put
on big enterprises, all responsibility has been put
on big enterprises, all responsibility has been put
on big enterprises, big mining companies,
or governments big mining companies,
or governments or on the big NGOs,
environmentalists, right? or on the big NGOs,
environmentalists, right? However, we also have
a responsibility in this respect. However, we also have
a responsibility in this respect. However, we also have
a responsibility in this respect. In this regard, we as citizens, In this regard, we as citizens, how can we contribute to mitigate
the effects of global warming? how can we contribute to mitigate
the effects of global warming? how can we contribute to mitigate
the effects of global warming? From our home,
how can we act to mitigate this? From our home,
how can we act to mitigate this? From our home,
how can we act to mitigate this? Thank you very much. Yes, of course. As citizens,
we can make small changes As citizens,
we can make small changes that taken together
can make a great change. that taken together
can make a great change. One of the first things we have to do
is to reduce solid waste – One of the first things we have to do
is to reduce solid waste – One of the first things we have to do
is to reduce solid waste – what we call “rubbish,”
we can reduce it. what we call “rubbish,”
we can reduce it. We can use
all the organic waste, We can use
all the organic waste, we can make eco-silos,
we can compost, we can make eco-silos,
we can compost, and at the same time,
create a by-product and at the same time,
create a by-product that we can use in our patio gardens,
or in pot planting, etc. that we can use in our patio gardens,
or in pot planting, etc. that we can use in our patio gardens,
or in pot planting, etc. Second, we can reduce
our energy consumption Second, we can reduce
our energy consumption by using energy saving bulbs, by using energy saving bulbs, turning off lights
and all the electrical appliances, turning off lights
and all the electrical appliances, unplugging things
that are on stand-by, unplugging things
that are on stand-by, that many electrical appliances have,
right? that many electrical appliances have,
right? In this way,
we can reduce energy greatly. In this way,
we can reduce energy greatly. Let me remind you
that all energy generated Let me remind you
that all energy generated is fossil fuel based,
which generates CO2, right? is fossil fuel based,
which generates CO2, right? is fossil fuel based,
which generates CO2, right? Luckily our country has
hydroelectric energy Luckily our country has
hydroelectric energy but we can reduce consumption. but we can reduce consumption. Another very important thing is
to change our consumption habits. Another very important thing is
to change our consumption habits. Another very important thing is
to change our consumption habits. For example,
we, as an organization, For example,
we, as an organization, are promoting organic agriculture
and we have a campaign are promoting organic agriculture
and we have a campaign are promoting organic agriculture
and we have a campaign called “Five a Day,” which encourages families to
eat five fruits or vegetables a day, which encourages families to
eat five fruits or vegetables a day, which encourages families to
eat five fruits or vegetables a day, which, besides benefiting
your personal health, which, besides benefiting
your personal health, also benefits the environment. As Master said,
try to be vegetarians, As Master said,
try to be vegetarians, this is going to contribute greatly. this is going to contribute greatly. We can, for example,
if we live in a place We can, for example,
if we live in a place where there is non potable water
or sewage, where there is non potable water
or sewage, we should consider some technology, we should consider some technology, for example,
we are already building for example,
we are already building what is known
as a dry toilet system, what is known
as a dry toilet system, these toilets don’t use any water these toilets don’t use any water and at the same time
create by-products and at the same time
create by-products that could be useful for recycling
in the environment, that could be useful for recycling
in the environment, that could be useful for recycling
in the environment, complying with the rules of nature. complying with the rules of nature. We have to use the bicycle. If we have a car, we have to look after it,
maintain it. we have to look after it,
maintain it. Because if we don’t maintain our car Because if we don’t maintain our car according to the manufacturer’s
recommendation, according to the manufacturer’s
recommendation, according to the manufacturer’s
recommendation, we are generating toxic gases,
we are generating particles we are generating toxic gases,
we are generating particles that are going into our lungs,
creating health problems for us that are going into our lungs,
creating health problems for us that are going into our lungs,
creating health problems for us and contributing to global warming, and contributing to global warming, and so we have a city like Lima that is completely polluted. For example, we can refrain from
eating or buying species of wild fauna we can refrain from
eating or buying species of wild fauna we can refrain from
eating or buying species of wild fauna that sometimes we see
being sold here on the streets. that sometimes we see
being sold here on the streets. that sometimes we see
being sold here on the streets. The wild fauna have to live
in their habitat, The wild fauna have to live
in their habitat, we cannot have them at home. we cannot have them at home. We have to lower
our energy consumption. We have to lower
our energy consumption. We are an energy- dependent society, We are an energy- dependent society, so by lowering
our energy consumption, so by lowering
our energy consumption, we can contribute greatly. Remember, we are
all energy consumers Remember, we are
all energy consumers and as consumers we have to learn to be
responsible consumers. we have to learn to be
responsible consumers. So, when we go to the market,
we refuse plastic bags. So, when we go to the market,
we refuse plastic bags. So, when we go to the market,
we refuse plastic bags. Because the plastic bags require
a lot of energy to be produced, Because the plastic bags require
a lot of energy to be produced, Because the plastic bags require
a lot of energy to be produced, and let me remind you that
they are made of fossil fuels. and let me remind you that
they are made of fossil fuels. Let’s use our cloth bags. When you go shopping,
read the labels When you go shopping,
read the labels in order to know whether the company
you are buying from in order to know whether the company
you are buying from in order to know whether the company
you are buying from is a responsible company
in social and environmental aspects, is a responsible company
in social and environmental aspects, is a responsible company
in social and environmental aspects, whether they protect the ozone layer, whether they protect the ozone layer, and whether they fulfill
all technical regulations and whether they fulfill
all technical regulations that the country requires. We have to know the market more, We have to know the market more, because many times, the market,
in which we are all involved, because many times, the market,
in which we are all involved, because many times, the market,
in which we are all involved, affects us and guides us. Sometimes we are not aware
and keep trying to acquire things. Sometimes we are not aware
and keep trying to acquire things. Sometimes we are not aware
and keep trying to acquire things. Sometimes we are not aware
and keep trying to acquire things. Let´s try to be responsible
in the marketplace. Let´s try to be responsible
in the marketplace. Our consumption has changed
our way of being. Our consumption has changed
our way of being. And we have to reflect on the manner
in which we are consuming And we have to reflect on the manner
in which we are consuming And we have to reflect on the manner
in which we are consuming in order to generate different
patterns of consumption in order to generate different
patterns of consumption in order to generate different
patterns of consumption that are more environmentally
compatible with our world. that are more environmentally
compatible with our world. that are more environmentally
compatible with our world. In the market,
even in the way we purchase, In the market,
even in the way we purchase, we can act responsibly
toward the environment. we can act responsibly
toward the environment. Let me remind you that
we have a great power as consumers Let me remind you that
we have a great power as consumers Let me remind you that
we have a great power as consumers in what to purchase
and what not to purchase. in what to purchase
and what not to purchase. With that, we can change our world. With that, we can change our world. Thank you, Mrs. Mendiola
for this precious answer and advice. Thank you, Mrs. Mendiola
for this precious answer and advice. Well, I am really impressed, First,
because of the amount of people, First,
because of the amount of people, second, for the life experiences
we’ve gone through today. second, for the life experiences
we’ve gone through today. second, for the life experiences
we’ve gone through today. It’s been amazing to witness
how many people are looking It’s been amazing to witness
how many people are looking It’s been amazing to witness
how many people are looking for answers to the problems
we are facing right now. for answers to the problems
we are facing right now. for answers to the problems
we are facing right now. And then, we have had
wonderful speakers who And then, we have had
wonderful speakers who have given us the ways by which we’ve got to walk
to save our planet. by which we’ve got to walk
to save our planet. by which we’ve got to walk
to save our planet. We have had Master
who really touched me We have had Master
who really touched me and also made me feel full of pride, and also made me feel full of pride, of feeling that there are people
who are working of feeling that there are people
who are working of feeling that there are people
who are working with so much dedication,
humility and compassion with so much dedication,
humility and compassion to save this planet. I think that be veg, go green is
to place our attention I think that be veg, go green is
to place our attention I think that be veg, go green is
to place our attention directly on the love that we should have towards
a planet that has life. we should have towards
a planet that has life. If we do not adjust our perception,
in a some very short years, If we do not adjust our perception,
in a some very short years, If we do not adjust our perception,
in a some very short years, the planet and ourselves,
of course, will be undergoing the planet and ourselves,
of course, will be undergoing the planet and ourselves,
of course, will be undergoing an even more critical situation
than we already have and experience, an even more critical situation
than we already have and experience, an even more critical situation
than we already have and experience, which is something already urgent
in itself. which is something already urgent
in itself. I’m going to take this message
to Cuzco City I’m going to take this message
to Cuzco City to convey to the other mayors to convey to the other mayors and I see the interest of
so many people here and I see the interest of
so many people here that are so keen to know about
the issue we’re facing. that are so keen to know about
the issue we’re facing. that are so keen to know about
the issue we’re facing. The important message would be that
we have to think what kind of future The important message would be that
we have to think what kind of future The important message would be that
we have to think what kind of future The important message would be that
we have to think what kind of future we are leaving to our children,
grandchildren; we are leaving to our children,
grandchildren; because if we do not do anything
now, because if we do not do anything
now, what are we doing? The idea of being able
to help to save the world The idea of being able
to help to save the world by being a vegetarian – because I’m a vegetarian
and it is a very positive thing, no? because I’m a vegetarian
and it is a very positive thing, no? because I’m a vegetarian
and it is a very positive thing, no? It is the best way to contribute
to the welfare of everybody, no? It is the best way to contribute
to the welfare of everybody, no? It is the best way to contribute
to the welfare of everybody, no? But not only vegetarian,
vegan is even better, no? But not only vegetarian,
vegan is even better, no? If a person could do that, he would be contributing
in the best possible way. he would be contributing
in the best possible way. And teach children to keep the place
where they live clean. And teach children to keep the place
where they live clean. And teach children to keep the place
where they live clean. Master Ching Hai’s conference is
very good, very good. Master Ching Hai’s conference is
very good, very good. Master Ching Hai’s conference is
very good, very good. I applaud it. What did you learn this night? What did you learn this night? A lot for my future quality of life. A lot for my future quality of life. Are you thinking of adopting
a vegan diet? Are you thinking of adopting
a vegan diet? Yes. For a long time
I haven’t eaten beef, Yes. For a long time
I haven’t eaten beef, but now I am motivated
to eat only vegetables. but now I am motivated
to eat only vegetables. We have come from a long distance
to this conference, We have come from a long distance
to this conference, We have come from a long distance
to this conference, which is very important for all of us, which is very important for all of us, also to be able to educate
our people, our region of the Amazon. also to be able to educate
our people, our region of the Amazon. also to be able to educate
our people, our region of the Amazon. And, have you learned
something tonight And, have you learned
something tonight that you could use in your work? that you could use in your work? Right, this is a job that, as leaders of organizations
at the national level, as leaders of organizations
at the national level, we are going to start working
with this. we are going to start working
with this. And although it is difficult
but not impossible, And although it is difficult
but not impossible, And although it is difficult
but not impossible, and we will do it in our region
of the Amazon and, and we will do it in our region
of the Amazon and, and we will do it in our region
of the Amazon and, as I said, to be vegetarian and by this way
we can save our planet. and by this way
we can save our planet.

Bernard Jenkins

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