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Dalai Lama, Nobel Prize winners, pressure leaders on fossil fuels

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This image, taken in 2016, shows the Dalai Lama at an event in Strasbourg, France.

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The Dalai Lama and 100 other Nobel laureates have called on world leaders to stop the expansion of oil, gas and coal, urging them to act now in order to prevent “a climate catastrophe.”

Their open letter, published a day before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit on the climate, describes the burning of fossil fuels as “by far the major contributor to climate change.”

The document, which was coordinated by the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, goes on to reference the importance of both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate…



Source cnbc.com

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