23 Apr '11, 12am

A faith-based wake-up call on Earth Day

Bishop Gene Robinson in a CAP repost . Earth Day 2011 is also Good Friday. In the midst of budget cut proposals, compromises on services to the poor and needy, and a rush to preserve the wealth of America’s top-earning 1 percent, it is not surprising that the environment is all but forgotten. Ignoring environmental issues will cost us, too, however. Current efforts to rein in spending and reduce the federal deficit are all done in the name of future generations who, the thinking goes, should not have to shoulder the burden of massive federal debt perpetrated by previous generations. This sounds reasonable. But at the same time we are neglecting climate change and other environmental problems that will affect not just our children and grandchildren but every living thing on earth. What good will a manageable debt be if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or withstand...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/22/a-faith-based-wake-...

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