People often note that only human beings and beavers make a great impact on their environment.
Since the Industrial Revolution and especially in the context of warfare, human depredation has wreaked havoc in many places. Now, the threat of climate change is of great concern to many spiritual leaders, including Popes Benedict and Francis.
Of course, those looking only for short-term profit have ignored the warning signs from the planet itself. Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of Earth Institute, recently made a call to “raise your voice to head off disastrous climate change” on the Huffington Post blog, which you can read here.
You can also visit Friends of the Earth at www.foe.org for additional information on climate change and how you can make a difference.