Writings from 2022

View: A climate activist has set themselves on fire. What should those of us still here do next?

“Last year I was approached by a young man who had taken the decision to immolate himself in order to awaken us to the destruction of our planetary life-support system.

I told him it would not work. The media would ignore his message and say he was depressed or deranged.”

This was the advice Brother Phap Linh, a senior Buddhist monk, gave to a Buddhist practitioner who came to him because he was contemplating setting himself on fire to draw attention to the climate crisis.