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The Balmy North Pole

Greenland. Not too long ago, this was a glacier (Dolzhenkov Pavel/Shutterstock)

Look:

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“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15). Well, we failed. One of my French Catholic farmer friends writes today:

Man by his rapacity has destroyed the creation entrusted to him as a common garden to bring to the highest point of beauty and fertility for the good of all. He exchanged his magnificent responsibility for his deadly voracity and we are there.

We are all responsible and only a conversion of the heart of man can change things.

We have been in revolt against nature for a long time, in many ways. Now, at last, nature is in revolt against us.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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