Climate scientist-turned-psychologist seeks paths toward more compassion for the earth

May 3, 2016
By Sharon Abercrombie
National Catholic Reporter

A recent furniture commercial on TV features a frustrated woman who has too much stuff and no place to stash it. At first, she briefly considers downsizing, but quickly dismisses the notion when she encounters a brand-new bed frame complete with seemingly bottomless storage drawers. The bonus take-away, of course, is the roomy bed frame she purchases allows her to buy even more stuff.

My initial reaction: a sickening chill.