What Tibetan Buddhists, Andean Paqos Can Teach Us About Climate. By Brian Bienkowski, The Daily Climate, 9/22/2015. "For these communities, climate change is cultural change: As glaciers melt, their traditions, values and outlook are changing...Western climate policy rests largely on the physical and economical. Increasingly experts argue that spiritual beliefs—and people’s relationship with the land—must become part of the conversation. “We need to open our minds to looking at climate change not only as a biophysical, political, economic problem, but at the ramifications of people’s own reality … and understand humans and other forms of life as beings enmeshed in their ecology, and not standing apart from it,” said Elizabeth Allison, a researcher and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies’ department of philosophy and religion."