Immediately prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow (United Kingdom), the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama talked about the need to combat climate change Friday,”as the future of our planet is in our hands”
“Global warming, that is quite serious. We should pay more attention. Time never stands still,” he said in a video message to world leaders, which will meet in Glasgow from October 31 to 12 in order to discuss the best means to deal with the climate crisis.
“But the future is still in our hands. The damage to the ozone layer was reduced when we modified our behaviour. The world belongs to all of us, so we need to stop consuming out of greed and be mindful of our action,””The world belongs to all of us so we must stop being greedy and pay attention to our action” urged the Buddhist monk who along with many of his followers fled from the Himalayan homeland, giving refuge in India when Chinese troops invaded in 1959 and brought Lhasa under its control.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner repeated his worries about the impact of climate change upon the Tibetan plateau, the world’s “third pole” saying that “At least in Asia, Tibet is the ultimate source of water.”
All the great rivers that flow through Pakistan, including India’s Ganga, Brahmaputra, China’s Yellow River, and Vietnam’s Mekong, spring from the region, said the Buddhist monk, who fled with many of his followers from his Himalayan homeland and fled to India when Chinese forces invaded and took control of Lhasa in 1959.
The Buddhist monk who fled, along with many of his followers, from the Himalayan homeland to seek shelter in India when Chinese troops moved in and took over Lhasa in 1959, realised that we can travel to the moon and Mars to retreat, but that we are impossible to do just that.
The Buddhist monk, who with many of his followers fled the Himalayan homeland and went to India to flee when Chinese troops invaded and seized control of Lhasa in 1959, is the prominent spiritual figure who conveyed Buddhist teachings to the international community.