Empowering new generations to act

By Paula Caballero

When I look at the rate of resource depletion, at soil erosion and declining fish stocks, at climate change’s impacts on nearly every ecosystem, I see a physical world that is slowly but inexorably degrading. I call it the "receding reality"—the new normal—slow onset phenomena that lull us into passivity and acceptance of a less rich and diverse world. In my lifetime, I have seen waters that were teeming with multi-colored fish, turn dead like an empty aquarium.



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