I just posted this quote for Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday:
“Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.”
– Albert Schweitzer
Because it is Earth Day, I want to expand a bit on Dr. Schweitzer’s quote. Yes, we must embrace all living creatures and all of humanity, especially the most vulnerable, but we must also embrace the plants and earth itself. It is essential that the nations of the world come together in Paris in December to adopt limits on greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change. We can’t undo the damage we have already done and additional climate impacts will develop in the coming years, but we can still keep the earth livable if we act boldly and quickly to phase out fossil fuels and ramp up renewable energy. We have the technology needed to do this, with advancements occurring every year which will make the transition easier. There is no other option. It’s our only world.
4 thoughts on “Earth Day”
Reblogged this on Anything is Possible! and commented:
Important Truth in a powerful voice. Clearly it is possible to save our home.
Thank you for the re-blog, JoAnne. Yes, it is possible, but we need to act purposefully and in concert now.
Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.
Thank you so much for the re-blog and for visiting Top of JC’s Mind! I love to connect with new blogs. Together, we can make the world a better, safer place.
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