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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Himalayan leader makes climate plea in Cancun

By Juliet Eilperin

While there are plenty of predictable attendees at the Cancun climate talks--environmentalists, U.N. officials and various government ministers--there's also people like Babaji.

Babaji, also known as His Holiness 1008 Shri Shri Soham Baba, is the chief-in-command for the Naga-Sadhus, a group of people who live in high-altitude caves in the Indian Himalayas. And he's upset about the glacier melt that stems from global warming, which is why he's come to the lower elevations of Cancun, Mexico to make his case.

Having lived in the Himalayas for 22 years, Babaji said he and his disciples have noticed the changes in their dwellings, and they're not impressed with how global leaders are responding. See a video of him making his case here.

While U.N. negotiators are focusing on the "framework of the mind," he said, they should start focusing on the "framework of the heart."

"Those papers will stay in a computer, a desk," Babaji said of any potential climate deal here in Cancun. "We need direct action. Let's go, let's do something, not too much talking."

By Juliet Eilperin  | December 7, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
 
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Comments

How does the Wash Post publish this garbage! I thought it was a climate change convention not "Global Warming". What is the difference? Our climate has been changing for millions of years and global warming has been outed as a scam! So who is his Holiness? Another puppet. Never heard of this guy. So they parade him out in Cancun, after they prayed to some pagan God for guidance (I am sure his holiness was happy with that) and what is he asking for. Americans to pay more taxes in the form of Al Gore carbon credits. Don't believe this pile of shi-stuff. Washington Post Shame on you for not telling the truth and pushing this propaganda. I have never counted on this paper to be honest and truthful and fewer and fewer of us will ever trust a rag like this!

Posted by: docmike464 | December 7, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

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