Dalai Lama to discuss the environment with Greta Thunberg

Nobel Peace Laureate and spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will sit down for a face-to-face talk with climate change activist Greta Thunberg and many other leading scientists on January 10.

The Dalai Lama will join in for a conversation on the crisis of climate feedback loops. The special live stream event will be free and is being organised by the Mind & Life Institute.

According to the institute, the effects of human-induced climate change, from the destruction of forests to the liquefying of permafrost, have set ceaseless feedback loops into motion that are accelerating global warming.

The discussion will be moderated by Diana Chapman Walsh and grounded in a new series of educational films, “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops,” which will be narrated by Richard Gere.

Leading scientists Susan Natali, Arctic Program Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, and William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University and the lead author of several reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, will be contributing their scientific expertise to the conversation.

In his new book, ‘Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World’, The Dalai Lama speaks about the urgent need for climate action and praises Geeta Thunberg and other young climate activists for their determination to bring about positive change.

The Mind & Life Institute said that recent scientific findings will be highlighted in the live stream event, along with 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.

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