Originally posted on http://ift.tt/13mgxE0 :
The Dalai Lama gets it, the Pope gets it, many of the people get it – why doesn't Congress get it?
It is often difficult to judge how our actions and their impact on the environment are likely to affect others. What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. And yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so.