It was a simple little news item buried deep within in the newspaper … and yet it just might be another little signal of something larger.
The New Moore Island is small by any standard, just 1.4 square miles. Nothing more than a tiny little speck of real estate sitting several feet above sea level and yet it has been the focus of a long standing dispute between India and Bangladesh. Both of these countries have claimed sovereignty over this uninhabited island.
The dispute has been settled by climate change. The sea levels in that region has risen dramatically and the island is no more. Gone. Vanished. Buried under the sea. Much like the waters of the Gulf of Mexico that is taking Big Pine Key, FL inch-by-inch so New Moore Island stands as another example of global warming.
We can continue to deny that this phenomenon is happening or we can become better stewards of all that God has placed in our hands. The choice is ours.
Quote for today: “God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of the Earth.’” Genesis 1:26 (The Message)