I'm bothered by Senator James Inhofe's implication that we are free to do what we want, that it will all be taken care of by a higher being. Experience, history, and geology tell us the world can be a dangerous place.
Christians must begin where they want skeptics to go. Lead us into full-throttled remorse. Fall on the floor like our forbears. Be the first to silently to spread your hands in the mother of all Lents -- and open your mouths only to howl.
The report doesn't question the science. Nor does it question the endangerment finding itself. It questions the procedure the EPA followed in its process of researching and preparing the finding. But the EPA says Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. got it wrong.
The term "perfect storm" is overused now, but it is the perfect metaphor for the violent relationship between people and the environment today. We are experiencing a convergence of factors that are putting us at great risk.