“Each of us should carefully consider our choices and lifestyles. We live in a culture that prizes the consumption of material goods. While the poor often have too little, many of us can be easily caught up in a frenzy of wanting more and more—a bigger home, a larger car, etc. Even though energy resources literally fuel our economy and provide a good quality of life, we need to ask about ways we can conserve energy, prevent pollution, and live more simply.” Global Climate Change, 15. Copyright 2005, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
Submitted: N. Rademacher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies