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Transcript of Environment
Impact of Environmental Neglect
Church & Culture Seminar
: Our Problem to Solve
By: Magda Uculmana-Falcon and Brianne Rogers
4. How many people in the WORLD have access to clean water?
a) 500 million
b) 1 billion
c) 2 billion
3. How many 20 litter jerry cans would it take for an average Canadian's daily water use?
a) 5 cans
b) 13 cans
c) 18 cans
1. For a 5 minute shower how many liters of water is being used?
Divided up into 3 teams
Wait until you hear the entire question
Winner gets a prize
Good Luck :)
God Created the Earth
Psalms 104: 25-30
There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there. These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Man kinds negligence and disregard for the planet has led to the ongoing destruction of the environment.
We have power over nature but do we have the right the destroy it?
The Next Steps...
The Church venerates the angels who help her on her earthly pilgrimage and protect every human being.
Those who honour their responsibility to care for the Earth are highly respected
God willed the diversity of his creatures and their own particular goodness, their interdependence and their order. He destined all material creatures for the good of the human race. Man, and through him all creation, is destined for the glory of God.
God has entrusted mankind with his creation, to not only preserve one another but also his land for the good of all
Respect for laws inscribed in creation and the relations which derive from the nature of things is a principle of wisdom and a foundation for morality.
With knowledge and a sense of morality we are able act as God would like and respect creation and all it provides
January 18, 2015
"A second key area where you are called to make a contribution is in showing concern for the environment. This is not only because this country, more than many others, is likely to be seriously affected by climate change. You are called to care for creation not only as responsible citizens, but also as followers of Christ!"
Canadian Seal Slaughter
Each year, the Canadian government gives hunters the
to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals (3 months). During the slaughter, baby seals are shot or repeatedly clubbed with “hakapiks” (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals—who are often still conscious—across the ice floes with boat hooks.
Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot on the ice floes because there is no market for seal meat. Veterinarians who have investigated the slaughter have found that hunters routinely fail to comply with Canada’s animal welfare standards.
The sealing industry claims that it is killing more seals because of an increased demand for fur. Although the sale of seal fur was banned, anyone wearing the fur of minks, rabbits, foxes, or any other kind of animal is responsible for creating a demand for fur, which pushes Canadian hunters to club more seals each year.
Alberta tar sands contribute to about five per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and are the country's fastest growing source of emissions.
Alberta's oil sands have proven reserves of about 168 billion barrels, the third largest proven crude oil reserve in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Oil sands-related investment is expected to generate $79.4 billion in federal and provincial government revenues between 2012 and 2035, on an inflation-adjusted basis. (Conference Board of Canada Report 2012)
Concerns have been raised concerning the negative impacts that the oil sands have on public health, including higher than normal rates of cancer among civilians, air pollution, danger on aquatic life and water management.
2. What is the average amount of water each Canadian household uses each day?
7. During a 5min shower how many litters of water is being used?
Be more environmentally friendly
Use resources responsibly
6. How much water covers the entire Earth's surface?
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.
The Church looks to the bible, which encompasses the description of God's creation, to assure their views on the environment
Their truth about human beings and the natural world is essentially:
1. Everything God made was made to be good
- Although the world is not always found to be good, we must respect the divine goodness of creation as it may be tarnished but can never be destroyed
2. Human beings have a special role in creation
- In many aspects of life we tend to rely entirely on God, however, in the case of creation we are needed to embrace our "image and likeness of God" that comes with the trust of authority over earth.
Our Opinion: We agree with the views of the Catholic Church.
It is not always easy to balance the respect required for creation with the authority to make nature serve human purposes. There will always be room for debate but there is no justification for extreme worship nor total disregard of nature- everything in moderation.
Effects our health
-Issues like deforestation and poor waste management can contribute to widespread disease or infections like malaria
Destroys our home/community
-Global warming and pollution ruin ecosystems and may cause natural disasters
Kills our food source
-Killing animal for selfish reasons will eventually deplete them as a resource
To many Canadians, the Arctic is an important part of our identity, making up almost 40% of Canada’s landmass and two-thirds of our coastline.
The Arctic is home to the Inuit, who have lived there for thousands of years, and to remarkable species – like polar bears and narwhal – many of which live nowhere else on the planet.
It is our responsibility to safeguard a place that is still, in many ways, pristine, with species living in ecosystems barely touched by human activities
We must all work together to slow the impact of rapid climate change in the region, and to choose the right future for the Canadian Arctic.
This passage reminds us that God not only created the Earth, but also calls on us to protect it.
5. In the last 5 years, the rains have been unreliable and has been disastrous for subsistence farmers. How many Kenyans are affected?