(Washington) The Dalai Lama on Saturday called on the elected representatives of the developed countries of the G7 to mobilize more for the environment and stressed that natural disasters related to climate change hit the poorest more.
Posted September 12, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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At the invitation of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Tibetan spiritual leader took part in a virtual gathering of parliamentary leaders from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.
“Today we need to pay more attention to global warming,” said the Dalai Lama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his commitment to the environment and his nonviolent campaign to defend. Tibet’s rights controlled by China.
“Due to global warming, it rains too much in some areas, others are dry. These people are suffering, especially in Africa, in parts of India and China, ”he said.
The Dalai Lama noted that climate change affects people differently depending on their living standards.
Rich people, who go to big hotels, don’t really “feel” the effects of global warming, he said. “But the poor are facing a serious problem.”
The Tibetan leader has lived in exile in Dharamsala, northern India, for 60 years.