Book details

138 Pages
Publication date: March 2020
Imprint: Benevento
Dalai Lama Franz Alt

Save the Environment

An Climate-Appeal by the Dalai Lama to the World

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  • UK: Bloomsbury
  • USA: HarperCollins
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Saving the climate is our common duty

How is our planet doing? Drought and forest fires wreak havoc. Climate refugees are drowning in the sea and the extinction of species is taking on alarming proportions.

At the same time, US President Donald Trump still denies man-made climate change, although millions lost their belongings in the fires in California. But Climate change can no longer be denied–after all, our survival is at stake!
With his new book, the Dalai Lama calls on us to accept our responsibility and to work together to protect the environment. He also emphasizes the spiritual side of the climate problem: If we assume that we will be born into this world again–which is what many religions do–it will be for our own benefit, if we protect nature and live sustainability.

»We humans are the only species that has the power to destroy–or still save–our planet and its climate.«

»Protecting our environment together! A wake-up call against stagnation and ignorance.«

»An eye-opening and inspiring appeal to us all.«
Katholisches Sonntagsblatt

»The Dalai Lama’s urgent appeal to fight against the destruction of the earth and for the survival of mankind emerged from talks with the journalist Franz Alt.«
OÖ Nachrichten

»The new, passionate book that the Tibetan published with Dr. Franz Alt.«
magazine TINA

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Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born in 1935 in Takster in Eastern Tibet. After the occupation of Tibet by China in 1959, he fled to India, from where he has since worked for the independence of his homeland. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Benevento most recently published his SPIEGEL bestseller BE REBELS OF PEACE (2018).

Franz Alt

Franz Alt, born in 1938, studied theology in Freiburg and Heidelberg. In his long-term career as a journalist, he has repeatedly made his mark as a critical spirit that questioned current interpretations of environmental and peace policy issues.

Geschichten, die einen Machthaber zittern und Menschen lachen und weinen lassen. Chronist der leisen Stimmen und Verfechter der Wahrheit sein. Wehrlosen eine Stimme geben. Kulturen verstehen. Menschen ermutigen. Mit Geschichten die Welt verändern. Das alles und noch viel mehr ist Benevento - ein frischer Wind für alle, die Bücher lieben.


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