The Dalai Lama The spiritual leader has recently published a book on climate change - Media Credit: Yancho Sabev, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Dalai Lama And Greta Thunberg To Discuss Climate Crisis In Upcoming Event

The duo will address the question: 'What can be done to slow down this threat before it’s too late?'


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The Dalai Lama will discuss the climate crisis with teen activist Greta Thunberg in an upcoming event. 

The duo will address the question ‘what can be done to slow down this threat before it’s too late?’ on January 9, 2021.

The Livestream, hosted by the Mind & Life Insitute, is free to join and will be moderated by Diana Chapman Walsh, Senior Advisor to Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health. 

‘Devastating impact’

“The Dalai Lama speaks to the urgent need for climate action in his new book Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World in which he praises Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists for their determination to bring about positive change,” the event’s website states

“The Livestream event will highlight recent scientific findings, the ethical imperative of taking action, and what we can do collectively to slow, halt, and even reverse the devastating impact of climate feedback loops.”

An ‘urgent responsibility’

Earlier this year, The Dalai Lama said in a Facebook post that we have an ‘urgent responsibility’ to protect wildlife and the environment.

“The destruction of nature and wildlife populations is a result of ignorance, greed, and lack of respect for the earth’s living things,’ the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader penned.

“Our actions affect others. We human beings are the only species with the power to destroy the natural world as we know it. 

“Yet, if we have such a capacity for destruction, so, too, do we have the capacity to protect wildlife and the environment – we have an urgent responsibility to do so.”

You can register for the virtual event here

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1 year ago

We can go vegan. Stop having children. Live simply so that others may simply live. We need to make sacrifices!

high treason
high treason
1 year ago

Do note, after January 3, which is just days away, she is no longer the Child High Priestess of the Climate Cult of Doom and Gloom. Her fibs and tantrums will no longer be acceptable once she turns 18.
Do they have a replacement ready ? Do they have a better line than “how dare you” to deceive people in to their neopagan earth worship cult.
For those that believe that the 3-5% of atmospheric CO2 rise that is from humans is the dominant cause of catastrophic (or even dangerous) global warming / “climate change” (whatever that really is) , please furnish the evidence of this. Please present the papers that come to the above conclusion. Will the number of papers be in the thousands? I suspect the number of credible papers will be VASTLY less than you think. The number of credible papers is likely to be zero. Semantically manipulated consensus studies are not science. The Green neopagan cult has sham pseudoscience based scriptures.
Time to wake up to the scam- various organisations are having a lend of us. They are laughing at us – what a flock of gullible sheep we are.

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
1 year ago
Reply to  high treason

Where’s your proof? Can’t stomach Thunberg, the Dalai Lama has no influence, and the Greenies haven’t got a clue, but it doesn’t change the fact that weird things are happening. No insects, no birds, seasons changing, floods, extreme heat in Europe and parts of Africa and The Middle East, changing weather patterns all round. Global warming is here! The question is, is it man made? The best explanation of that comes from Martin Siegerts Antarctic ice cores which show an exponential rise in Atmospheric Carbon since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The works of James Lovelock, regarded as a renegade scientist ( I think they mean Independent Thinker) are very detailed and difficult to refute. Lovelock stated that “We need to retreat, we need to decarbonise, deindustrialise, and depopulate.” he also said that “We have left it to late” So if that’s the case, the best you can do is buy a new gas guzzler, eat plenty of steak and enjoy yourself whilst you can.