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In 1988, Patriach Batholomew, a high-ranking member of the Eastern Orthodox Church caused a stir by proclaiming that human actions against the environment are a new class of sins. He wrote, “For humans to cause species to become extinct and to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation, to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands, for humans to contaminate the Earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life with poisonous substances—these are sins.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement. What effect, if any, might this statement have on the way you view the world and on the choices you make?