Air

Air

How Green-house gas is affecting Climate Change

Air I am, fire I am, 

Water, earth and spirit I am

(Ancient Cosmic Chant)

By your word the heavens were made 

by the breath of your mouth all the stars. 

You gather the waters of the oceans: 

You store up the depth of the seas. 

Let all the earth stand in wonder     

Psalm 33

 

If today, say like Wordsworth, we are ‘walking lonely as a cloud’, not in the lovely Lake District but in a town, we will no longer be freely ‘walking in the air.’

The air we breathe is not the fresh scent of a gentle breeze blowing.  

So why is there so much air pollution and people dying of asphyxiation?

What is happening to our ether? 

 

Al Gore’s revealing documentary, The Inconvenient Truth, went a long way to identifying the cause of climate change. Green-house gases are increasingly becoming trapped in the stratosphere. As a result of the warmer temperature the ice-floes are melting, sea-levels are rising, flooding and tornadoes are everywhere. The damage of this could become irreversible.

William Blake wondered if the doors of perception were cleansed, would not everything appear as it is, infinite? Then 

‘to see the world in a grain of sand 

and to see heaven in a wildflower,  

hold infinity in the palm of our hands 

and eternity in an hour.’

 

We cannot fail to consider the effect on people’s lives of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture. Lsi’43.

Our freedom fades when it is handed over to the blind forces of the unconscious, or the immediate needs of self interest and violence. Then we are naked and exposed in the face of an ever increasing power lacking the wherewithal to control it. Proper power entails a responsibility of choice which is inherent in freedom. L.si’105.

We are pilgrims on a journey. We are travellers on the road.

We are here to help each other, walk the mile and bear the load.