There’s Crying, and Then There’s Crying

Absolutely remarkable. From Bill McKibben, who believes his planet is dying and he can’t stop the carbon:

[My] tears started before anyone said a word. As the service started, dozens choristers from around the world carried three things down the aisle and to the altar: pieces of dead coral bleached by hot ocean temperatures; stones uncovered by retreating glaciers; and small, shriveled ears of corn from drought-stricken parts of Africa. As I watched them go by, all I could think of was the people I’ve met in the last couple of years traveling the world: the people living in the valleys where those glaciers are disappearing, and the people downstream who have no backup plan for where their water is going to come from. The people who live on the islands surrounded by that coral, who depend on the reefs for the fish they eat, and to protect their homes from the waves. And the people, on every corner of the world, dealing with drought and flood, already unable to earn their daily bread in the places where their ancestors farmed for generations.

The Church of AGW has quite the leadership these days; would that he could cry as much in repentance for misleading many.

Does the gentleman know that coral has been dying for thousands of years, glaciers are always on the move somewhere, Africa the continent has been suffering deadly droughts back to about 4 thousand years before Albert Gore Jr. was christened and that islands have been rising and falling based on tectonic shifts and the resulting earthquakes and volcanoes since we’ve had written human history?

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