The only solution to Climate Change || Acharya Prashant (2018)

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Acharya Prashant: We all know, that the biggest threat facing this planet, mankind, today is catastrophic climate change and there are huge international conferences in which all kinds of diverse measures are discussed and then there is a slew of recommendations. Experts, the so-called most intelligent people on the planet, come together and wreck their brains to come up with solutions.

But nobody ever dares to call out the huge elephant in the room, which is, that the simplest solution to the problem of climate change is the control of human population. You don’t need to do anything fancy to check climate change, limit the number of human beings and Earth’s health will be restored very quickly.

Nothing else is needed, the biggest contributor to climate change, rather the only contributor to climate change is human beings and their consumption, quantity multiplied by consumption per head, and both go together. The very occurence of the quantity is because of a desire to consume, so it is not quantity multiplied by consumption, it is quantity squared, quantity multiplied by itself.

Limit the quantity and everything will be alright, quite simply, quite obviously, but nobody ever talks of this obvious step.

I am not merely talking from a position of compassion, you know very well, that if the forests are not there, and the rabbits and lions are not there, you too cannot be there, it’s an existential threat, and the threat is right on our head, it is happening faster than the scientific predictions, the forecasts are being overtaken.


Excerpts from a Shabda-Yoga Session. Edited for Clarity.

Acharya Prashant speaking in a Shabdyog session at Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida on 28th November 2018.

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