Do you notice evidence of climate change where you live ?
We’ve been waiting eagerly for icebergs to arrive.
Usually by this time we have several glacial giants, which have floated down from Greenland, sitting behind our house.
We live in what is known as ‘Iceberg Alley’ .
However, the media announced recently that this year, Newfoundland would see no icebergs.
Climate change has caused the oceans to warm, and, if this continues, within several decades, icebergs may all melt before they reach this far south.
Although all of us are doing our part to re-cycle and to be aware of the effects of pollution, we know that the world is a global community, and the pollution created by major polluters (I won’t mention them) affects all of us.
Truly we are a global family, and when we fail to co-operate, all of us are affected.
Many of us will miss the icebergs, and the ice floes, smaller chunks of ice.
However, our village can relax, knowing that no hungry polar bears, who sometimes drift south on the ice floes, will arrive here, to land, and look for food.
Our earth is in trouble, and so we pray, as we always do, for God’s mercy :
‘For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world’. (from the Divine Mercy Chaplet)
Photo courtesy of Greg Locke, Reuters.