Jo Confino

Jo Confino

Jo Confino is an executive editor of the Guardian and chairman and editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business. He was Wall Street correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and  subsequently the finance and business news editor for the Guardian.

 

The 86-year-old Vietnamese monk,who has followers from around the world, believes the reason most people are not responding to the threat of global warming, despite  overwhelming scientific evidence, is that they are unable to save themselves from their own personal suffering, never mind worry about the plight of Mother Earth. He says it is possible to be at peace if you pierce through our false reality, which is based on the idea of life and death, to touch the ultimate dimension in Buddhist thinking, in which energy cannot be created or destroyed.