Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency

ISBN-10: 0861716051
ISBN-13: 9780861716050
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Buddhadharma and the Planetary Crisis
Overview of the Book
Mind, Heart, and Nature: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Universal Responsibility and the Climate Emergency
The Sheltering Tree of Interdependence: A Buddhist Monk's Reflections on Ecological Responsibility
Global Warming Science: A Buddhist Approach
Climate, Science, and Buddhism
Our Own Geological Epoch: The Anthropocene
"The celestial order disrupted loosens plague, famine, and war..."
Climate Breakdown at the Third Pole: Tibet
The Road from Denial to Agricultural Collapse
The Peak Oil Factor
Scientific Predictions of Ecological Karma
The Sixth Great Extinction
What Makes Us Do It?
A Safe-Climate Future
Asian Buddhist Perspectives
Preface: The Meaning of Aspirational Prayer
Pure Aspiration, Bodhisattva Activity, and a Safe-Climate Future
The Global Ecological Crisis: An Aspirational Prayer
The Mandala of the Four Energies in the Kaliyuga
A Prayer to Protect the Earth
A Prayer at a Time of Ecological Crisis
When Snow Mountains Wear Black Hats
An Aspirational Prayer to Avert Global Warming
A Prayer to Protect the World's Environment
Human Intelligence Without Wisdom Can Destroy Nature
The Bodhisattva Path at a Time of Crisis
Very Dangerous Territory
A New Meaning of Chu ("Beings") and No ("Environment") Has Emerged
Minimum Needs and Maximum Contentment
Western Buddhist Perspectives
The Voice of the Golden Goose
Woe Unto Us!
On Being with Our World
"Except as we have loved, All news arrives as from a distant land"
Now the Whole Planet Has Its Head on Fire
The Untellable Nonstory of Global Warming
The Future Doesn't Hurt... Yet
The World Is What You Make It: A Zen View of Global Responsibility
The Rising Temperature of Planet Earth
Solutions
Clarity, Acceptance, Altruism: Beyond the Climate of Denial
A Renewable Future
Five Transformative Powers
The End of Energy Waste
Goodbye to the Internal Combustion Engine
Tradable Energy Quotas
Drawing Down Carbon with Biochar
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Meat Industry
Ending Deforestation
Reforesting the Earth
The Bells of Mindfulness
Afterword
Endorsement of a Safe Level for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: The Dalai Lama
What's Next?
Notes on Translations
References
About the Editors

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