Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

by Dalai Lama, Franz Alt


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“This impassioned account is ideal for readers well versed in current climate change activism, especially efforts spearheaded by Greta Thunberg.”—Library Journal

From the voice of the beloved world religious leader comes an eye-opening manifesto that empowers the generation of today to step up, take action and save our environment.

Saving the climate is our common duty. With each passing day, climate change is causing Pacific islands to disappear into the sea, accelerating the extinction of species at alarming proportions and aggravating a water shortage that has affected the entire world. In short, climate change can no longer be denied—it threatens our existence on earth.

In this new book, the Dalai Lama, one of the most influential figures of our time, calls on political decision makers to finally fight against deadlock and ignorance on this issue and to stand up for a different, more climate-friendly world and for the younger generation to assert their right to regain their future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335218469
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Edition description: Original
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 144,816
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction by Franz Alt 13

1 Life is holy 15

2 Climate emergency 18

3 The world's most likeable person 19

4 Mankind's survival is at stake 21

II The Third World War against Nature 23

1 Mankind is losing control 25

2 Four hundred million climate refugees 31

3 Millions take to the streets with Greta 32

4 What could rescue look like? 34

5 Dare for a future 36

III Save the Environment-The Dalai Lama's Climate Appeal to the World 39

1 Buddha would be Green-me too, I am Green 41

2 Enviromental education 42

3 Universal responsibility 43

4 The revolution of compassion 44

IV Franz Alt's Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama 47

1 The purpose of life is to be happy 49

2 We are all children of one world 52

3 Without humans the earth would be doing better 55

4 Himalaya's glaciers are vanishing 59

5 A nuclear war would be the last in the history of mankind 65

6 More education of the heart 69

V The Solar Age Begins-The Sun Wins 73

1 Solar energy is social energy 75

2 We should lock up the politicians 78

3 Rebirth calls for environmental protection 80

4 Buddha: "We are what we think" 82

5 Greta: "Our house is on fire" 85

VI The Mountains Here Are as Bald as a Monk's Head 91

1 Plant trees 93

2 Ethics is more important than religion 102

3 Vegetarianism helps the climate 104

4 Buddhists disapprove of killing as a sport 106

VII The Sheltering Tree of Interdependence- A Buddhist Monk's Reflections on Ecological Responsibility 113

VIII For a Solar Age-Epilogue by Franz Alt 127

1 Reconciling economy and ecology 129

2 There is no matter 132

3 In depth all life is one 135

4 No child should starve to death 136

5 Disarming instead of rearming 140

6 Economizing with nature, not against it 143

7 Deeds are evidence of the truth 151

IX Ten Commandments for the Climate 155

X What Can I Do? 163

1 Choose wisely 165

2 Is there still hope for us? 169

Acknowledgments 175

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