We share in the responsibility and reap the consequences. Air and water pollution have reduced the quality of life for millions; global warming poses a serious threat to populations in coastal and low-lying areas; deforestation is creating new deserts; misuse of land and water resources is causing severe food shortages, displacing millions of people, and triggering wars in some regions; areas of our oceans, lakes, and rivers are becoming dead zones, devoid of life—all problems that are likely to get worse as world population continues to grow.
Granted, not all of man’s impact on the environment is harmful, and there is also much disagreement over the extent of the environmental problems we face and the best means to solve them. The fact remains, however, that our collective home is in danger and we each share in the responsibility for saving it. Working together and with God’s help, we can do better. A lot better.
1. Genesis 1:31
2. Genesis 2:15 NLT