As stewards of the planet what we have been gifted with we have failed to care for.
It seems to me in recent times we just continue to rape and destroy our environment.
Many people try and accomplish much yet the extent to whcih we have poisoned our environment may be beyond repair.
As Christians we must care about our world, even though we know it will be remade.
Our sin of convience seeks to reduce work, cut corners, make things cheaper.
From the gift of petroleum we have used technology to make life faster, simpler, and cheaper with plastics. But plastics contain chemicals that are harmful to all of us, in the long term and the short term.
Plastics has poisoned the planet.
Plastic related chemicals is now connected to worldwide human infertility.
If we add to our sinful choices not to have children and the genocide of abortion along with our sins of convience the tendency to self-destruction is a historical fact.
Right now many people do not want children. For humanity to even turn this around people will need to WANT children.
Yet we cannot separate God and his Providence from these choices of self- destruction. We as always must be good stewards and be thankful for the gifts of grace. WE cannot fix this on our own, only God will ultimately bring about healing of our planet and to us.
The #1 Reason Civilization is on the Brink of Collapse | Dr. Shanna Swan
Video from Konkrete
"Shanna Swan, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists and a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. An award-winning scientist, her work examines the impact of environmental exposures, including chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol A, on men’s and women’s reproductive health and the neurodevelopment of children." from video introduction
Human Technology & Progress is Always Tainted by Our Sin
Scientists Find Plastic Pollution in the Rain and in the Air We Breathe
Researchers in the US have found enough plastics
to make over 120 million bottles fell to Earth in just 11 sites.
It’s breaking down in particles so small you could be breathing them in.
There could be 11 billion tonnes of environmental plastics by 2025.
If you saw 120 plastic bottles fall from the sky, you’d be right to feel concerned. But what if that number was multiplied by a million?
That’s equivalent to the amount of microplastics that fall on just 11 national parks and wilderness areas in the United States annually, according to new research – more than 1,000 tonnes in those areas alone.." from the article: Scientists find plastic pollution in the rain and in the air we breathe
A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean
"Plastic is everywhere: In your home, your office, your school — and your ocean. Among the top 10 kinds of trash picked up during the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup were food wrappers, beverage bottles, grocery bags, straws, and take out containers, all made of plastic. How did it all get there? Why is it a problem? What can we do?.." from the article: A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean
Plastics Pose Threat to Human Health
"Authoritative report shows plastic, microplastics are pervasive sources of exposure to dangerous endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health, from the Endocrine Society and the IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network), presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of EDCs and describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from EDCs in plastics. EDCs are chemicals that disturb the body’s hormone systems and can cause cancer, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and neurological impairments of developing fetuses and children. The report describes a wealth of evidence supporting direct cause-and-effect links between the toxic chemical additives in plastics and specific health impacts to the endocrine system.." from the article: Plastics pose threat to human health