Despite the scientific evidence of global warming, there are still those who ponder the question, “Is global warming real?” His Holiness the Dalai Lama believes that, although it may be difficult to understand the science of climate change, “The earth is showing us warnings and clear indications of the vast effects and negative potential of misdirected human behavior.” Furthermore, he believes that, “Destruction of nature and nature resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things,” and, “because we often fail to see the essential common relation of all beings.” According to the teachings of the Dalai Lama, we should be thinking globally and need to accept universal responsibility for the state of our environment. “Many of the earth’s habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even microorganisms that we know of as rare or endangered, may not be known at all by future generations. We have the capacity, and the responsibility. We must act before it is too late.” The Dalai Lama teachings also state that the earth is our home. If you can help protect the earth, do so, but if you cannot, you should at the very least not do harm. Learn more about the environmental teachings of the Dalai Lama.