Martin Palmer is one of the principal contributors to a video report on the on-line Religion and Ethics Newsweekly section of the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The report focuses on the links between the re-emergence of religion in China and the country's need to confront environmental degradation associated with its recent economic development.
Made by correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the video features Chinese and Tibetan Buddhists speaking of the way their culture has survived official condemnation and the strength of the relationship it gives them with the natural world. Tibetan Buddhist monk Tashi Sange says this is most important: “Who will protect the environment? In the West and China it’s the Government’s responsibility but … this is not the Buddhist way. You are the protector … you are all responsible.”