A Future We Can Love

How We Can Reverse the Climate Crisis with the Power of Our Hearts and Minds

By Susan Bauer-Wu
By Stephanie Higgs

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Shambhala Publications
Pages: 517
ISBN: 9781645472483

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Discover wisdom and guidance to face the climate emergency from the most influential spiritual and environmental leaders of our time, including the Dalai Lama, Greta Thunberg, Joanna Macy, Vandana Shiva, Paul Hawken, Katharine Hayhoe, and Matthieu Ricard.

When the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg spoke for the first time in January 2021, millions of people around the world took notice. “It is encouraging to see how you have opened the eyes of the world to the urgency to protect our planet, our only home,” the Dalai Lama wrote to Greta before their meeting.

A Future We Can Love shares the words of these two great figures, generations apart, bringing them into dialogue with cutting-edge climate scientists, activists, and spiritual leaders to start a world-changing conversation. Readers embark on a four-part journey toward active hope in the face of the climate crisis: from knowledge of climate science through the capacity for change, to the will that is needed and the actions we can take. The book will help you:

  • use interdependence as a lens for understanding both the climate crisis and its solutions
  • clarify why feedback loops leave us no time to wait on climate action
  • metabolize climate anxiety, grief, or burnout into useful energy
  • develop your own rituals and practices for connecting to Earth and renewing hope
  • overcome common obstacles to speaking and acting clearly on behalf of the human and wild communities most affected by the climate crisis

NOTE: This audiobook is read by author and president of the Mind & Life Institute, Susan Bauer-Wu, and includes audio clips from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg from the 2021 Mind and Life Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops.

Running time: 8 hours, 37 minutes