Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XXIII: Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence ” on October 17-18, 2011.
Topic One: The Science
Interdependence Between the Environment and Our Health: Risk and Opportunities
SPEAKER: Jonathan Patz
These global disruptions raise several ethical issues that will become themes of subsequent sessions, among them: damage from global warming is caused by the wealthiest nations, but most negatively impacts the well-being of the poorest; the question of generational responsibility, where our human descendants are being harmed by our present activities; and the issue of the threat that human activity poses to other species on the planet. The health problems created areas of poverty by consumption by the world’s wealthiest offers a case in point.
MODERATOR: Daniel Goleman
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Joan Halifax Roshi