Here's the thing: in the 3 months since BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea, if you add up all the carbon being burned in the world, we had the equivalent of at least 5,000 Deepwater Horizons pouring carbon into the atmosphere.
Every religion, every culture on this planet, has always talked about the omnipresent, all-pervading nature of the divine. If you look at it, the only thing that can be truly all-pervading is darkness or emptiness or nothingness.
The real importance of science, for the last 500 years, was that it was the one aspect of human endeavor that constantly advanced, constantly improved, built on previous work, and earlier understanding, it didn't take a backward step.
As we recently reported in Science magazine, biodiversity has continued to decline over the past four decades. This is largely due to increased pressures resulting from human population economic growth.