How Buddhism can help to prevent earth becoming extinct

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Re: How Buddhism can help to prevent earth becoming extinct

Postby Rui Sousa » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:32 pm

Individual wrote:Although global warming is a serious problem, (...) Anyway, it's good to have a global cap and trade program to reduce emissions, but the Earth is going to continue to rise in temperature, climate will change, and we will simply have to adapt.(..)


I support renewable energies effort, having myself installed a solar water eating system last year, because it seems a reasonable thing to do, instead of relying on a polluting and limited resource like petrol. I think we humans should have less impact on our neighbours, and should pollute less.

But I believe that the sources that indicate that the planet's temperature has risen 0.7 Cº in the last century years are not reliable, as recent studies/events show:
A review of 90% of the 1200 US temperature stations (about 50 % of all stations) : http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/surfacestationsreport_spring09.pdf
UK Met Office claims that have lost original temperature data: http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=6789#comments
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Re: How Buddhism can help to prevent earth becoming extinct

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:51 pm

chownah wrote:.....and urine.
(see: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... .ch05.html ....I don't want to get banned on my first post!!!)


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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Good to see you here. No banning here, especially for quoting ascetic practices. Some ascetic practices are considered okay.

"I do not say householder, that all asceticism should be practiced; nor do I say of all asceticism that it should not be practiced." (Anguttara Nikaya 10.94)
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