Groaning Earth - She Limps Through the Early Twenty-First Century

Groaning Earth - She Limps Through the Early Twenty-First Century -  Steve Wickham

"It's the end of the world as we know it" -- the song by rock band REM is characterized by a flurry of non-nonsensical words which summarize a pattern we recognize today.
She, and her human and economical systems, are breaking down and are in serious need of repair. All the while the bureaucrats of the world offer the same tired and ineffective rhetoric because they fail to acknowledge the truth and embrace it with the courage it requires from them -- they don't have it; courage and truth.
The following is an excerpt from a 2002 UK Guardian "The Observer" report:
"Earth's population will be forced to colonise two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a report out this week. A study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to be released on Tuesday, warns that the human race is plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life... The report, based on scientific data from across the world, reveals that more than a third of the natural world has been destroyed by humans over the past three decades."[1]
When will the leaders of this earthly cosmos acknowledge we have really lost our way? When will it be mandated that the rich must begin to truly contribute to rehabilitating this world? When will the West stop shutting its ears and eyes to reality? When will the East stop fighting for what is no-one's? When will nations finally start to see the true distant future before us?
It defies belief that 100 years ago when much of the technological brilliance of humankind was still yet to be unleashed, there was so much promise still from earth and her stocks. In the two hundred years since the beginning of the industrial revolution we've only succeeded in threatening the existence of life itself. We've been poor stewards of very resources we were entrusted with.
And look at us today; at an individual level we still don't get it. There is still so much greed and selfishness around. Will we never get it? Will the breath of life be utterly sucked dry into the vacuum of the black hole -- never to have ever been known? What a legacy to leave! Annihilation. And all this in less than a few hundred years... humankind, shame.
Begs the question: is there a divine purpose afoot?
Copyright © 2008, Steven John Wickham. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. [1] This quote is directly from: (link no longer available) and verified as genuine with a title of "Earth 'will expire by 2050'" available from: Steve Wickham is a safety and health professional (BSc) and a qualified lay Christian minister (GradDipDiv). Article Source: Article Source:

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