A reader comments:
We may not engender sufficient change to tip the balance before things become irreversibly critical, but at least it can be said that we gave it our best.
Exactly, my friend. I’m reminded of the heady days of business consulting, with all the pressure of employees/payroll, demanding clients, an ever more demanding partner, frequent travel, etc. One of my favorite things to say in meetings was this: “I can’t promise that we’ll achieve … (a certain goal). But I can tell you this for sure: if we miss it, it won’t be because we didn’t try our best.”
It’s very gratifying to know that there are so many good people who see how horribly wrong things are going with the respect to the environment, and are working hard to get them back on course.