Dalai Lama stresses role of education on environmental issues

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Dalai Lama stresses role of education on environmental issues

2018/11/03

The Dalai Lama emphasized the role of education in addressing global environmental issues during a talk Saturday with Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), and he asked scientists to take more responsibility to communicate with the public.

In discussing with Lee the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable planet ... the Tibetan leader said he hoped scientists could reach out to the public on environmental issues instead of focusing solely on research.

Though science has provided hard data documenting changes to the environment, people will still be resistant to changing their behavior unless they are made fully aware of the situation around them through education, the Dalai Lama said.

It is therefore important for scientists to have a voice and bring that knowledge into the education system...

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"People must go back to nature, back to sunshine," he said, encouraging people to lead a less materialistic lifestyle.


...The Dalai Lama replied that those who are capable should "try to promote poor people's living standards, their economic conditions, and teach them more practices of contentment."

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