Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The 11th Hour
I know there's a lot of people who say Global Warming doesn't exist, but how can it not? Look how we have damaged the planet by our industrialization! Imagine, if you will, what would happen if you, for instance, plugged out all your hair on your head (the world's trees) and then slathered on, let's say, hot wax (all the roads made of tar that replace open land) and then see if your brain won't boil... We are doing just that - we are destroying the rain forests and harvesting our trees and then make more roads...how dumb is that? All you have to do is take a long road trip during the summer and watch the heat waves wiggling upward from the pavement...that's our earth overheating...but, I guess it's always easier to live in denial! If we could only be more conservative and take a hint from our frugal post war parents and grand parents who always said: "waste not, want not" and conserved whenever they could. That was a good way to live, but it may be too late for us because people, for the most part, are already spoiled and used to overabundance and going backwards is probably next to impossible, not to mention not profitable! That reminds me of something Albert Einstein once said: Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. Let's pray for courage!