What will it take for the leaders, political and corporate, to stop killing the very environment they use to make their profits?
From IC Publications, News from Africa: West Africa’s coastline redrawn by climate change: experts
From the Canberra Times: Adjusting for climate change a shared task
From Agence France-Presse: ‘Clock ticking’ on global warming: UN climate chief
One barrier to resolving this crisis is the highly fractured nature of our world community. There are, taking an opinionated survey, a few leaders of countries, some members of legislative bodies, a larger group of leaders and lobbyists for corporations, a number of representatives to global institutions, many leaders of religious communities, a few very rich people, and The Rest of Us . . .
Most of those groups are at-odds with each other.
Most people are struggling to just get along—making ends meet—dealing with depressive tendencies . . .
Many of our fellow family members in the world community are being treated like expendable non-entities!
Here are some personal responses, from Orion Magazine, to this crisis:
Recently Orion asked six authors to describe what the changing climate is doing to them personally–how it is affecting their hearts and souls. Here’s what they had to say:
A Quartet by Gretel Ehrlich
Anticipating Our Future by Jared Duval
Seeing Paradise by Jay Griffiths
The Source of Hope by Peter Sawtell
The Inner Climate by Pico Iyer
The Moral Climate by Carl Safina
The solution is not easy. The resolution of disunity is The major challenge facing humanity.
Today’s Spiritual Quote:
“Our efforts now and in the future to safeguard our common habitat and to promote the well-being and development of all peoples must be characterized by a unified approach within an effective universal framework. The unity we envision is more than an academic matter of geography, climatology or oceanography. It is based on the concept of the fundamental unity of mankind living as one world community, in which the problems of economic relations and the use of natural resources must be addressed from a global perspective with due regard for the wide diversity of climates and cultures. The universal framework proposed by Bahá’u’lláh over one hundred years ago calls for universally agreed-upon and enforceable laws, the equitable sharing of resources, fundamental adjustments to present institutional and economic relations, and world-wide changes in the values, behavior, and consumption patterns of individuals and communities.”
Bahá’í International Community, 1990 Aug 06, Environment Development