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Gerald Karey writes . . . It’s Our Planet and We Can Do With It What We Want

Gerald Karey writes . . . It’s Our Planet and We Can Do With It What We Want

A Writer Writes It’s Our Planet and We Can Do With It What We Want by Gerald Karey (Turkey 1965–67) • The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilized in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected. — Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si — On the Care Of Our Common Home” Hey, it’s our planet and we can do with it what we want. After all, Genesis grants mankind “dominion” over the earth. That’s dominion, as in control, supreme authority, dominance. So what is there about . . .

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