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Buddhism and economics

A person of wisdom is not one who practices Buddhism apart from worldly affairs but, rather, one who thoroughly understands the principles by which the world is governed. – ‘The Kalpa of Decrease’, Writings of Nichiren Daishonin 1, p. 1121. Summary … Continue reading

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Leaving the lights on

Imagine how much electricity it would take to illuminate 23 miles of tunnels for eight years. All because someone forgot to turn off the lights. Somewhere underneath London, there’s a vast abandoned rail network used until 2003 by the Royal Mail. … Continue reading

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Guess what the Chinese are up to now?

Those evil, wicked, polluting Chinese … you’ll never guess what they’re doing now. Under their five-year plans, state-owned industry has strict pollution quotas. So what happens when they hit their pollution target before the end of five years? They shut … Continue reading

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Why geo-engineering is silly

Geo-engineering is the term given to proposed attempts by human beings to change our global climate. Of course, we’re already causing the breakdown of a stable, human-friendly global climate through our carbon emissions, so proponents suggest geo-engineering as a way … Continue reading

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How climate change could hit the ozone layer

Has climate change now begun to affect the ozone layer? Tipping points, and consequences… From Wikipedia: The Catatumbo Lightning (Spanish: Relámpago del Catatumbo) is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs strictly in an area located over the mouth of … Continue reading

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Getting a real agreement at COP17

The 17th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (follow-on from the Copenhagen negotiations) will be held in South Africa in 2011 (there seems to be confusion as to whether it will be in Johannesburg or Cape Town). The Indian … Continue reading

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Lessons from Copenhagen: How and why was civil society shut out?

According to the UNFCCC, Article 7, paragraph 6, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change provides for the admission of intergovernmental organizations to sessions of the Convention bodies as observers. And Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration states … Continue reading

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