I have heard the claim that global warming is man made and I have heard the claim that global warming is a natural occurance that happens every so often due to solar movements and I have heard that the Earth has it's own patterns too which cause the planet to heat up and cool down every few thousand years. Which is the truth, how do we know? Maybe the scientists who claim that global warming is man-made are spreading propaganda or maybe these scientists are well meaning people who have misinterpreted the data? Maybe the scientists who claim man-made global warming is a myth are being paid by oil companies to try to keep them in business for longer?
I don't claim to know the truth, I am not a scientist, but how do we know what is REALLY going on? Are we being lied to, if so, by whom? There is probably a lot of political motives on both sides...maybe it is best to not get caught up in politics. Wasn't the Buddha tempted by Mara to become a "wheel turning monarch" before he became enlightened? What did the Buddha choose?
Four types of letting go:
1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things
- Ajahn Brahm