Showing posts with label Global Warming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Global Warming. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gaia’s Pain Ignored, Are Wiccans Too Self Involved To Notice

As earth worshiping Wiccans endlessly debate the nature of our community, the value of interfaith, and how to build sustainable community, something dramatic is happening to Gaia. Around the world the climate is changing in ways that will have profound consequences for our children and our grandchildren.

In a recent article in the Albuquerque Journal, scientists predict that New Mexico’s Pinion and Junipers may disappear in the next fifty years from drought and lack of rainfall. This means that the entire Rio Grande valley drainage will have even lower water levels than today’s meager flow. This begs the question; where will the water for drinking and irrigation come from in the future?

In the northeastern United States scientists are seeing reduced maple syrup production as temperatures rise.  Traditional production areas have poor production while further north maples are thriving in climates once toxic to them.

Wildfires are burning record acres throughout the west, south and northwest. States that have never seen large wildfires are experiencing increased fire damage. 

These are just three examples of the dramatic changes happening around the world. Unfortunately, some scientists believe that even if every U.S. resident adopted positive energy use habits there still may be no way to reverse the process. With countries like India and China producing excessive greenhouse gasses, with no end in sight, we may have already forfeited the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in Global Warming.

As Gaia takes this insult, our community would be well served in preparing our children for a much different world where both food and water have become scarce. For too long we, my self included, who profess to embrace and defend Gaia, have been involved in our own “issues” and have paid little attention to the coming changes that will affect the planet, our children and humanity as a whole.

Does the Wiccan community have value; yes we can band together and prepare our children for the future. Does interfaith have value; surly it represents the opportunity to work with other communities in addressing the coming changes.

It is up to us, will we continue act as if as our children will inherent the same world or will we acknowledge the painful truth that our ancestors and we have manifested a disaster of global proportions?

In Service to future Generations,

Peter Dybing
From the Fire Line

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ten Headlines We Would Like to Read in 2011

From the AP:
White House names a well-known Gay activist with ties to the Neo Pagan community as new Secretary of Defense.

In an unexpected move the President announced the appointment of prominent Gay and Wiccan activist…

From The Wild Hunt:
Camp Zoe saved by the Gates Foundation

As part of a New Years resolution a senior executive with the Gates Foundation held a press conference yesterday where he embraced his long held Pagan beliefs and made commitments to purchase Camp ZoĆ« and fund its operation as a Pagan nature center. The executive went on to embrace funding environmental…

From the International Herald:
Entire World Signs Declaration of Peace

Yesterday the U.N. voted to approve the Universal Declaration of Peace written by a noted Pagan activist. Around the world countries have begun to dismantle weapons systems at an…

From the Christian Science Monitor:
World Hunger Ends

After years of research seeking solutions to hunger, scientists today admitted that the issue has been solved not by science but by an unprecedented outpouring of compassion by everyday citizens and…

From News of the Weird:
Prominent Arizona Senator announces he is Gay

In a tearful apology to the LGBT community Arizona’s senior Senator embraced his sexuality today. Members of the LGBT community were left speechless when…

From The Wall Street Journal:
Violence Against Women Disappears

Social scientists are unable to explain the sudden disappearance of violent acts against women. Questions as to whether a recent world wide ritual to end domestic violence could have caused this shift in behavior were met with blank stares and…

From the Sierra Club:
Global Warming Stopped Cold

Last years G-20 agreement to cut global emissions by 60% effective immediately has resulted in a significant climate impact. Scientists are observing a stabilization of global temperatures and are…

From The Huffington Post:
Hate Groups Fade into History

The Southern Poverty Law Center yesterday announced significant staffing reductions as a result of a 99% decrease in hate groups in the United States. Center staffers are unable to explain…

From the BBC:
New Secretary General at the U.N.

Members of the U.N. General Assembly elected Nobel Peace Prize winner Rev. McCollum as their Secretary General. The Reverend’s first action was to redesign the U.N. meeting spaces into circles…

From the International Interfaith News:
Evangelicals Join Interfaith Effort

In a surprising development thousands of evangelical churches have removed their pastors and replaced them with individuals who have signed a document committing to tolerance, inclusiveness, and environmental action. These new Pastors cite Christ as an example of compassion and understanding for the….

Think Big in 2011