The record-breaking changes are not only disrupting wildlife ecosystems, but also impacting human systems, from insurance and banking to healthcare and agriculture. July 2023 logged the planet's hottest month on record. And a new daily global record of 63 degrees was set on July 6.
The world is rapidly changing, and the urgency of the situation is finally entering collective consciousness, leading to debates about its severity.
We are a civilization leaving the bounty of Eden and transitioning to an inhospitable planet. Our remaining task is to confront reality and restore moral balance. Otherwise, the worst aspects of humanity will define us. Duty lies in love, and we must now reckon with what we owe the planet we've harmed.