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Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?

by Peter Vander Meulen 05-02-2013

Kenya faces environmental degradation and crop damages due to effects of climate change. Photo by domdeen/

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weather patterns that knit these elements all together?

What happens when these things begin to deteriorate ā€” or rapidly change their behavior?

That is why Iā€™m in Kenya with Cal DeWitt ā€” well known Christian environmental scientist and teacher ā€” and a group of eight others from the US and Canada: scientists, teachers, activists, and a film-maker.