Tag Archives: Climate Change

Let’s talk about the weather

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” – Charles Dudley Warner (stolen by Mark Twain) It’s October the 4th, and where I live, in northern South Carolina, it is 97 degrees right now. Somehow I feel like that’s … Continue reading

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Donald Trump would like to wish everyone a “Happy Earth Day!”

“The environment is not merely the place where we live and act, for the biosphere is the ground from which and within which we arise. The earth is not only our home, it is our mother.” – David Loy Headlines … Continue reading

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This planet

I attended the funeral of a church member yesterday. Now my “designated” protestant affiliation is with the Presbyterian church but if you have spent anytime reading my blog you know that I also mix in my Kool-Aid some Universalism, Buddhism … Continue reading

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We’ve had bigger storms than this

“We’ve had bigger storms than this. We did have two horrific storms, epic storms. But if you go back into the ’30s and ’40s, and you go back to the ’teens, you’ll see storms that were very similar and even … Continue reading

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Shifting Baseline Syndrome

I grew up in a large city in the Southeast. When I was a kid of eight or nine I remember getting several big snows each year, the kind that cancelled school for two or three days. Now why I remember … Continue reading

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Environmental garbage can

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” –  E. O. Wilson We think … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Fragile Earth

I offer this place for your use and nourishment. What do I ask in return? I spin for your comfort, providing day and night. What do I ask in return? I fill your lungs with life, deep breathes to sustain. … Continue reading

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A dry, smoky future?

There are 33 wildfires currently burning covering about 80,000 acres in the Southeast. The fires are being fueled by brush and trees parched from months of drought. Thirty miles northwest of my home 3,300 acres are burning. My community has … Continue reading

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Losing Dogwoods

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus’ cross. To be used for such a cruel … Continue reading

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