A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
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- James Hansen climate scientist; director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
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