Climate Scientists have been sounding the alarm for years about how the Earth is warming and how big changes are on the way for all of us.
The signs that our planet is changing–and changing very fast–are so numerous that it’s hard to know what to focus on.
But we should not allow that to keep us from getting and staying engaged and advocating for policies and actions to mitigate the damage we are inflicting upon our beleaguered planet.
In an article that appeared in June, writer Jordan Davidson lays out for concerned readers some of the alarming signs that the melting of ice around Greenland is a very big deal and is–most troubling of all–accelerating at a rapid pace.
Davidson followed up with another piece yesterday which focuses on one of the more urgent aspects of this whole matter of melting glaciers and rising sea levels.
Scientists, researchers and policy wonks have been warning all who will listen that we need to be prepared to move away from the coastal regions of our planet as the phenomenon of rising sea levels proceeds.
And to this observer, it appears that not too many people are listening to those warnings.
Mr. Davidson’s article makes a fine entry point for anyone who’d like to take a closer look at these issues. It focuses closely on the melting of ice around Greenland, the Helheim Glacier in particular. The piece is very timely and not overly-wonky and can be read here.
Highlighting the urgent need to care for the Earth in a serious and compassionate way lies at the very heart of what The Fellowship of St Francis is all about.
So many are doing this work of watching for the signs, for the evidence, that our planet is struggling, is being seriously degraded.
Keep listening. Stay engaged. Stay engaged and take action!
The plight of the Earth demands nothing less.
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