An increase in the world temperature by two degrees Celsius will cause “horrific consequences,” she writes, “but after that . . . we enter a serious tipping point of three to four degrees, at which time New York goes underwater, coral reefs completely die, and Italy, Spain, and Greece become desert-like. If we rise to over five to six degrees, then we’re looking at extinction.
A new “manifesto for our earth” by Buddhist teacher Thanissara dissects how modern Western Buddhism has failed to address the climate crisis adequately thus far – and how we can do better in the future. Find my full review here on Buddhist Door.