By: Abdurraheem Green
Abdurraheem Green gives an Islamic perspective on climate change.
“Climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today- more serious even than the threat of terrorism.”
This is according to Sir David Anthony King, the former Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007.
The potential human suffering brought about as a direct consequence of the effects of global warming are catastrophic!
It was just a few days ago that the death toll in Gaza was reaching a hundred. Now its nearly a thousand with no real end in sight. Netanyahu’s popularity rating in Israel has gone from 57% to 82%! So it seems for the average Isreali the more people in Gaza are killed under the command of their leader the happier with him they are!
This happened two years ago. They attacked Gaza. What has changed? How about the massacre of Sabra and Shatila? That was in 1982. The world was supposed to be outraged, yet the massacres continue. The blockade of Gaza continues. What have we really done to end all this brutality? When will we wake up and realise that sending aid and going on marches will change absolutely nothing.
It may make us feel better about ourselves, and possibly ease the suffering of some for a few months IF we can get the aid through to Gaza in the first place! For sure it is better than nothing but let’s get things in perspective. We can’t even agree to celebrate Eid on the same day! How are we going to solve Gaza, and Syria and so many other crisis that are besetting our lands and people?