There is wide recognition that the planet is in trouble. Climate change, overpopulation, and the depletion of natural resources threaten the future of humanity. Do Buddhists have something unique to offer toward the solution of these problems? Thich Nhat Hanh warns that the future of all life on earth hangs in the balance of whether humans can be mindful of Mother Earth. The quiet solitude of meditation and the mindfulness it cultivates is integral to Buddhism in action, so that humans can see clearly and cause no harm.