The story of the Gulf Coast is a tragedy. In cases like these, we often try to find a scapegoat to blame for the terrible circumstances and the American people have chosen BP. Although, technically it is their fault; in reality, it is all our fault. Whether or not you believe in what the bible says, we should all believe that it is our responsibility to protect and take care of the earth.

Granted, we’ve been doing a terrible job at it.

Before the occurrence Gulf oil spill, environmentalists main issue was to stop global warming. Many in the news media, as well as scientists, were quick to state that global warming was a conspiracy to spur the economy to buy more “green” products. Personally, I don’t believe that to be true. I believe that global warming, just like the oil spill, is caused by harmful human behavior. The only difference between the BP situation and global warming is that the former is more tangible.

We can physically see birds soaked with oil.

We can physically see a dead sea turtle floating in a pool of muck.

We can’t physically see tons of CO2 that we pump into the ski everyday.

It’s time for the world to wake up and take this place we call home seriously. We only have one.