The Earth crisis cannot be understood apart from the larger human crisis—economic equity, social values, and human purpose are bound up with the planet’s survival.
400 (ppm) parts per million carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hasn’t happened in at least 3 million years. That was back during the geological era known as Pliocene, long before Homo sapiens had evolved on the planet. Earth was a number of degrees warmer during the Pliocene than it is at this moment; sea levels may have been as much as 80 feet higher. But on May 9 (2013), scientists in the Mauna Loa Laboratory in Hawaii, the benchmark-establishing lab, measured 400 ppm according to the Los Angeles Times.
You don’t need to be good at math to understand the three numbers in Bill’s climate crisis equation.
Whatever you find on this website, know this: It all began with a book. And know that that book grew out of the struggle for life among Latin Americans who were being kept poor by their governments, armies, and lots of backing through U.S. foreign policies that preferred the imposed order of dictators to the uncertain democracies of the people.
Pentecost is the festival of the Holy Spirit. The spirit is an agent of change. Christians believe in the presence of the Holy Spirit to help things happen now. Pentecost season is a time to focus on change, transformation.