The earth cries out in grief, and humanity is groaning, in it’s misery; do you hear it? Cyclones hit Myanmar thousands and thousands are dead, homeless, thirsty, starving. China is shaken to it’s core by the earthquake that has also killed thousands. Sumatra was washed away from the Tsunnami and thousands and thousands are dead and lost. Katrina hit the United States and flooded homes and businessess and left lives in devastation. Wildfires are consuming buildings, homes, and wildlife and millions of acres around the world due to droughts. Famines hit the parched lands inflaming lands already hit with starvation. The ice shelves are melting in the Artic. Tornados drop in and in seconds wipe away generations of people as well as places. Hurricanes heap destruction upon land and seas.
Do you not feel nature rebelling, against the inhabitants of the planet earth? The intensity of these disasters and storms has increased dramatically in the last decade or two. They are increasing in number as well; we must listen.
Why, what is all of this chaos trying to teach us? Has the careless actions of generations before us finally reached the peak of what nature can endure without self-destructing. The way we live today is impacting the world; and not for the better. Are we being taught now that we must be good stewards of the gifts given to us by the Creator? Yes!
Greenhouse gasses are contributing, lack of conservation of trees, farmland, and bodies of water, and poor utilization of landfills, are all destroying our environment.
Being ignorant, lazy, un-informed or misguided, are no longer acceptable excuses. Suffering and death, on a regular large scale basis, is going to be a way of life, if we don’t wise up soon. Making smarter, safer, greener choices can only slow down the effects of the damage we have caused. But we must start now…if we hope to have any chance of restoring the precious balance that is nature. It is going to take courage and committment.