With Mother’s Day approaching I’m reminded of how much my mother cared for her children, and how sad it was when she was the one needing care. It also reminds me that we all have a mother who is not doing well now: Mother Earth.
Through the years our Mother Earth has blessed us with beauty and bounty, providing us with majestic mountains, rich and fertile soil, abundant fruits and vegetables, gentle sunlight, nourishing rainfall and starlit skies. But are we hearing her cries for help?
Last year was her hottest year on record while the Arctic sea is melting at an alarming rate. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act to care for our earth Mother…
This article appeared originally at the Democrat and Chronicle on May, 2013.