Thursday, May 12, 2022

COP 26 is over.  The politicians assume they have survived climate protests and think they can go back to doing what they have always done – caving into big oil and gas, ignoring the climate crisis and caving into the Joe Manchins of this world.


The current political leadership doesn’t seem to take any of this seriously.  Maybe it’s time to consider changing it in Congress.  We who live in the Northeast face hurricanes and now, even tornadoes as wind currents shift.  The West has a drought, and our elected leaders just blithely go along, caught up in idiotic worries about critical race theory or certain books.


A new report by Rainforest Action Network details how banks support the fossil fuel industry.  Citigroup is the second largest funder of oil and gas.  The question is how can a small group of people change the direction of companies that seem to be larger than governments.  We must find a way.


Prayer for the Day


We know, O God, that we have many failures and faults,
    And often reticent to do the tasks to which we are called;
We leave the poor in their poverty and the afflicted in their pain,
    Content to leave your demands for others to fill.
Forgive us, O God, and erase the habits of our uncaring,
    And transform our words into action as you call us to do.
In the name of the Transformer of our lives,
    Even Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.
Thoughts for the Day


It's hard to make good decisions about climate change if we are thinking 5-10 years out. We are building infrastructure that lasts 50-100 years; our planning scale should be equally long.
      - A.R. Siders, Climate planner, University of Delaware


The crucial issue for each of us, no matter which side of the equation we are on, is thinking about and understanding the effects of the choices we make, so we can make better ones in the future.
      - Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor, The New York Times


Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations,
   That we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
    Psalm 106: 47