Monthly Archives: January 2019

DAMMING A DESERT

Whatever becomes a scientific object becomes a problem, which in turn requires management, human intervention. No thing can be left as is, because that is risky. If it can be measured, it can be managed, as they say in business … Continue reading

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PARKS, RIGHTS, NOMADS

SUSTAINABLE WILDLIFE, SUSTAINABLE TIBETAN LIVELIHOODS “The industrial powerhouse China and major energy exporters are doing almost nothing to limit carbon dioxide emissions.” That is how The Guardian sums up China’s inaction on climate change, summarising a 2018 report in a … Continue reading

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Appropriating Tibet

As the Americans say, you can put lipstick on a pig, but         ….. it’s still a pig. You can dress up a beguilingly humanoid robot in Tibetan gear, in a pink and yellow outfit, top her whirring machinery brain with … Continue reading

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Panchen Rinpoche Chokyi Galtsen

Probably the best thing I did in my life was a simple idea, implemented with a typewriter and airmail envelope: to arrange for Gyalwa Rinpoche and Panchen Rinpoche to have in indepth, free, unmonitored conversation without other parties listening in. … Continue reading

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