When you were decking your halls recently, they probably were not in your 30,000 square-foot hillside mansion in Los Angeles. That's not a typo. Things have gotten so out-of-hand in California that The New York Times ran a front-page story about the seventy-foot high $100-million extravaganza the neighbors call "the Starship Enterprise."
Maybe the Archdiocese of Los Angeles should tack a copy of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" to the front door of the building?
The construction is ruining the environment. No kidding. There are tales of dirty water run-off, trucked-out dirt, even the threat of landslide.
Things are getting quite serious. Maybe not in your backyard today, but tomorrow. …
It is time for everyone to take a deep look at what is going on. Let's connect the dots between climate change, excessive building, and money.