We can't live without it: air. And yet, one fifth of the world's population breathes air more poisonous than the World Health Organization recommends as healthy. The ozone layer is thin and getting worse. Its depletion can damage agriculture and marine life, and cause an epidemic of skin cancer. Transportation, industry and manufacturing are some of the main factors causing greenhouse gases to rise by one third since the industrial revolution. But there is much that each of us can do. If every US commuter carried just one more passenger, for example, air pollution would drop by 12 million pounds a year. Other options include using cleaner technologies and changing our energy and transportation habits.
"Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished…Man did not make the web of life, he is just part of it. What he does to the web, he does to himself." - Chief Seattle, 1854.
What will we give the next generation. The resources preserved.
If Christians believe that God gave them responsibility to care for the world then they must be moved to do what is right. It cannot be right to stand by and see the world ignore its own people increase in population only to die from starvation and malnutrition. Or maybe the fact that so much of the physical world will be spoiled it will not matter that the fate of the inhabitants of the world will be.
If God was a caring being them people must be as well. This is the basic teaching of Christianity.So let us hope that humanity will stop millions of people dying slowly from starvation.