But then Genesis 1:26 says, " ... God said, ... let them (humans) have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
April 22 was Earth Day. I heard many speaking about conservation suggesting that each of us reduce our energy consumption and the truth is, if we were all careful all of the time we could probably reduce our consumption significantly. But the truth is, people may do it for an hour, a day, a week. But eventually we slip back to average. The mathematics are simple. The most we can all give in the long term is 100%. At best we can hope for 110% for a week or two but it will eventually be offset by a 90% week.
Most of us are creatures of habit and as creatures of habit, if we are going to save the planet we need to do it by promoting solutions that will allow us to conserve without having to change our behavior. I offer the following suggestions, but the common thing about all: Do them once and the effect is long term and cumulative.
Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents. They provide the same light while using about 1/3 the energy.
Older appliances need to be replaced, but especially refrigerators. I was shocked that my electric bill dropped by 25% when I recently purchased a new refrigerator.
Joshua L. Segal
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