When the Dalai Lama talks, we listen. And now his Holiness is talking about environmental problems facing Tibet, telling the US Ambassador to India that "political agenda should be sidelined for five to 10 years and the international community should shift its focus to climate change on the Tibetan plateau."
The Guardian reports that the Dalai Lama went on to say, "Melting glaciers, deforestation and increasingly polluted water from mining projects were problems that 'cannot wait', but the Tibetans could wait five to 10 years for a political solution."
For more Dalai Lama-goodness, check out this six-minute video interview he did with TIME magazine he did this summer. He answers questions about the possibility of peace with China, anger, fulfilling his destiny, whether or not his time on earth has been successful, and if he's ever tried on a pair of trousers!
Here's the video: