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We needlessly pollute The fair bosom of our M other Earth, Rip out her trees to feed our short-sighted greed, Turning fertile land into sterile desert. The interdependent nature O f the external environment And people s inward nature, Described in the. tantras, Works on medicine and astronomy, Has certainly been vindicated By our present experience. The Earth is home to living beings; Equal and impartial to the moving and unmoving. Thus spoke the Buddha in truthful voice W ith the great Earth for witness.
22 ♦ A. Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency Ignorance of interdependence has harmed not only the natu ral environment, but human society as well. We have misplaced much of our energy in self-centered material consumption, neglecting to foster the most basic human needs of love, kindness, and cooperation. This is very sad. We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not machine-made objects. ” This blue planet of ours is a delightful habitat. The Earth, indeed, acts like a mother to us all.
2 Despite its pivotal role in the Earth’s climate and water supply, far less is known about it than the Arctic or Antarctic. The HKH ice sheet is now melting through climate warming, at a rate of about 7 percent a year.