We are pleased to announce a special free livestream event from The Mind & Life Institute on January 9, 2021 at 10:30 p.m. EST (January 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. IST) with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and leading scientists to explore steps for addressing urgent climate change challenges.
Fossil fuel emissions from human activity are driving up the earth’s temperature. Less well known is that this warming has set in motion nature’s own feedback loops which are raising temperatures even higher. The intergenerational discussion will explore what can be done to slow, halt, or even reverse this threat before it’s too late.
Moderated by Diana Chapman Walsh, “The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists: A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops” will be grounded in a new series of educational films, “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops,” narrated by Richard Gere. Contributing their scientific expertise to the conversation will be Susan Natali, Arctic Program Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, and William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University.
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.