The scale of the damage to the Fukushima plant has hardly been seen on the mainstream news, so I think it worthwhile posting here an interview with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board in India, and a collection of photos.
Infographics by Christian Guthier which illustrate the energy curve of history, the limits of growth and the ecological disaster ahead.
Ajahn Brahm points out that it is not kamma which causes natural disasters, and what is important in such situations is our own kamma (actions) when faced with an emergency: can we respond skilfully and appropriately to the tradgedy that is unfolding?
Climate change will affect rainfall, temperature and water availability for agriculture in vulnerable areas. The danger is that extreme food insecurity episodes will become more common.
Human beings possess the intelligence and wisdom to question their existence, how and why they are born in this world and about the meaning of life itself.
An appeal is being launched following the destructive cyclone which hit Western Myanmar last month. The Rakhine Thahaya Athin (Arakanese Welfare Association) based in Yangon is organizing Emergency Relief Measures.
We see over the past few years that there have been an increasing number of natural disasters around the world. Responding to all these events that follow one upon the other is very challenging indeed, but we are all in this together.
Here I have collected together some statistics from the film HOME in a sequence which is worthwhile spending some time contemplating.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010: As far as I know this particular appeal is now over, but still I would like to mention that Ven. Sanghasena is involved in on-going good works amongst the Ladakhi people, and this is a good temple to support.