Comment 97421

By A caller (anonymous) | Posted February 06, 2014 at 14:50:51

When the earth is shaken with her (violent) shaking,
And the earth brings forth her burdens,
And man says: What has befallen her?
On that day she shall tell her news,
Because your Lord had inspired her.
On that day men shall come forth in sundry bodies that they may be shown their works.
So. he who has done an atom's weight of good shall see it
And he who has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it.
(Qur'an 99:1-8)

Its almost every other day now I hear people asking what's wrong with "mother nature", our earth. It is global warming without doubt, which is the fruit of our greedy, wasteful, and destructive ways. We need to turn back before its too late.

Great beautiful species are going extinct before our very eyes (e.g. elephants and tigers). The majestic qualities in these creatures which we describe human beings with are also seemingly becoming rare. Whereas we've got no shortage of cockroaches and rats, and jelly fish (which are like many people nowadays: mindless, spineless, consume and destroy everything).

Tuna fish will be extinct in twenty years at the rate we're fishing.

We can't loose sight of these greater realities when we fight for walkable neighbourhoods/ complete streets, cleaner air, etc. Fighting for these things is not a matter of luxury or choice but of duty and necessity, moral responsibility to those who come after us.

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