President Donald J. Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord on Thursday—a landmark agreement signed by 195 nations in 2015 to combat global warming—citing economic concerns and pledging to get Americans a “better deal.”
Since the announcement, cities, states, and business leaders across the country have re-committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. No matter the reason behind the president’s actions, or whether or not you support his decision, it is a clear reminder that it’s up to us to act as good stewards of the earth.
Here are five articles from the Tricycle archives to inspire hope and action for the future of our planet.
100 Best Climate Solutions—And Why They’re Going to Work
The climate change arena badly needs a dose of optimism—and environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken is just the guy to do it. According to him, we already have all the solutions and models to combat global warming successfully.
How a Growing Buddhist Movement Is Responding to the Ecological Crisis
Zen teacher David Loy clarifies the three main tenets of “ecodharma,” a contemporary Buddhist movement that responds to the ecological crisis threatening civilization as we know it.
Facing the Heat
Insight Meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein explains why we need to make a conscious effort to stay informed about climate change so we don’t fall into the habit of deluded thinking.
Capitalism versus the Climate
Journalist and social activist Naomi Klein makes a compelling case for all of us—Buddhists and otherwise—to join arms and demand the changes we need to make before we reach the point of no return.
No Easy Answers
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, explains how humanity has altered the earth as no other animal has before.