Was A Buddhist Monk Responsible For The Paris Climate Agreement?

I wouldn’t be surprised much. He has been a gentle, quiet catalyst for change. The very nature of Buddhism discourages calling attention to the ego, the ” I “. Ego is merely an illusion, while change is the essence of life. Still, while Buddhists are detached – in a sense – from the material world & material life, possessions, wealth, & other such, they / we should be mindful of the Earth & respectful of the environment which surrounds us, & mindful that we’re not separated from it. ” Man vs. Nature ” has no place in Buddhist & other Eastern thinking ( In fact, being roughly 1 / 4th Native American Cherokee, the thinking is that man doesn’t ” possess ” land, we are merely temporary guardians of it for our span on Earth – 1 reason why Buddhist & Daoist / Taoist thought has such appeal to me. My Cherokee heritage likes it ! )

Thich Nhat Hanh – Silent agent of change. Good on you.


Christiana Figueres, who led the climate talks, credits Thich Nhat Hanh with having played a pivotal role in helping her forge the deal.

Source: Was A Buddhist Monk Responsible For The Paris Climate Agreement?

Huh? Could Cleaner Air Be Worsening Global Warming?

So let’s turn up those coal – powered power plants & turn off the anti – emission cleaners ( I’m talking to YOU, China ! ) ! Everybody drive those cars & motorcycles as much as possible ! Or one of my personal favorite ideas – Drop some bombs into Mt. Vesuvius, Mt. St. Helens, Pinatubo, Krakatoa, etc. ! Let’s fill the sky with particulate matter !

I think that someone needs to re – check their data here….. A second opinion wouldn’t hurt.

Global warming may be exacerbated by an unintentional source: anti-air pollution laws that are making the skies clearer, new research suggests.

Source: Huh? Could Cleaner Air Be Worsening Global Warming?