Earth Day observances are great . . . but not enough. This Out of My Mind column in the Shepherd Express examines the moral imperative of our time; making the Earth habitable for future generations.
Earth Day is about honoring and celebrating the incredible miracle of this living planet. As it should be. However, this day increasingly reminds us of what we have lost and, it appears, what we may yet lose that cannot be regained. The resplendent orb we call home grows sicker by the day, and our species is what ails it. The copasetic climate underpinning our survival is rapidly changing, shifting toward a toxic, diminished and desolate world. A world that will no longer sustain us.
And it’s happening even faster and more intensely than the most pessimistic climatologists predicted.
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