Dalai Lama calls on governments to prioritize climate change as international summit looms

November 30, 2009
By Kristen Gelineau
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — The world’s leaders must prioritize the issue of global warming above all else, the Dalai Lama said Monday, adding that he feels encouraged by next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen.

The revered Buddhist figure and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Australia for a series of lectures on universal responsibility and the environment, said politicians must focus their energy on finding a solution to climate change.