On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (#COP26) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaks on the need to tackle climate change as the future of our planet is in our hands.
Video Courtesy: Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Excerpts from the video released by Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (OHHDL)
Global Warming, that is quite serious. We should pay more attention. Time never stands still. So we are also part of that nature. The past is important but it’s already passed. So we can learn. Otherwise we have no ability to change the past. But future is still in our hands.
At least in Asia, Tibet is the ultimate source of water. All major rivers from Pakistan’s Indus River, India’s Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, China’s Yellow river, Vietnam’s Mekong River flow from Tibet. We should pay more attention to preservation of Tibet’s ecology. This is not only in the interest of 6 – 7 million Tibetans but whole people in the area.
Our lives at the most is for 100 years. So we have to take serious concern about this century. Of course I am a monk with no children but those people who have children and grandchildren, you have to think seriously about their future. Therefore, it is our responsibility. Like taking care of our own home, our own room. Even though with the help of technology, we can now go to Moon. We could even go to Mars and some other planets. But it is almost certain that it is impossible to settle there. So this planet is our only home.