Today, we face threats with climate change and the diminishing biodiversity. We face threats with the growing population and scarcity of resources. But as we have with trials past, we will overcome and solve these problems.
This is going to take a collective of people with vision and compassion. The vision alone is not enough. It is vision that has brought us to the place where we are today. A place where species of plants and animals are going extinct at a rate over 1000 times the background rate. The background rate is the normal rate of extinction, and yes, it is normal for species to go extinct.
What makes this mass extinction unique, is that it is cause by mankind and it is happening alarmingly fast.
We have changed our environment in ways that have disrupted the balance of nature. We have introduced species into environments where they do not belong, causing them to destroy other species. We have taken dominion of other species because of greed and desire for pelts, horns, and medicine.
Our desire for progress has caused us to be shortsighted in our goals. We have taken control over more of our planet, and forgotten that our actions have consequences.
It is for this reason that we require both vision and compassion!
We must both think about the world that we live in and love the world we live in. It is our amazing gift of nature to be able to see the world in logic that is unsurpassed and with emotion that is unrivaled. We are able to be the destroyers or the saviors of the world.
Let's choose to save!