Anyone who is paying attention and cares for the earth–and not oil company profits–realizes that this pipeline will be an environmental disaster for North America and a huge threat to the global climate. As NASA scientist and prophetic leader James Hansen told Bill McKibben a few years ago, the Keystone XL pipeline will be “game over for the planet.”
I fully support the ongoing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, and hope and pray that Obama administration will do the right thing and refuse to go ahead with it, and make even tougher decisions to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuels and protect creation.
That would be the conclusion of anyone who reads the wise new book, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (edited by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Golden Sufi Center, http://www.goldensufi.org), a beautiful collection of interfaith essays by some of our greatest thinkers about the environment, spirituality and catastrophic climate change. Contributors include Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, Wendell Berry, Richard Rohr, Brian Swimme, Thomas Berry, Vandana Shiva, Bill Plotkin, Miriam MacGillis, and Winona LaDuke among others.