In Genesis 6:1 we were warned that man’s wickedness would bring a great flood to the Earth, and it has happened.
Keeler: The planet’s speaking — and it’s angry
People: This is your planet speaking: Listen up!
That’s what I feel like screaming as I navigate my way through the aftereffects of Sandy and the nor’easter. The impact on my family — a couple of downed trees, five days without power, a second power loss, and a wary eye on the gasoline gauge — has been negligible compared with what others are suffering: homes destroyed, businesses without products to sell or customers able to buy them, elderly people huddled in the dark and cold, raw sewage backing up into the road and down into basements in Baldwin and cascading into Reynolds Channel from Nassau County’s Bay Park treatment plant.
The other primal scream running through my mind is a message to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chief climate change denier in the United States Senate: “Hey, senator, how about buying a house on the South Shore of Long Island?”
The deniers’ unbelief has brought us the great flood. Woe unto thee who deny Mann’s wickedness and believe in the MWP.