As a young man, I vividly remember marvelling at the incredible sights below as I flew high overhead in a jet. The blue sky was so clear, and all of nature’s colours were so bright. But as the years have passed, I’ve noticed a change to that wilderness; indeed, to the planet as a whole. The world has grown duller.
I believe recent generations have an entirely different baseline from which they view this amazing planet. What is ‘normal’ now—our soil, air, and water contaminated by industry in pursuit of profit—is not my normal. It’s not the way it was, or the way it should be. Progress never needs to come at the expense of our planet. My many years of commitment to those who advocate for and actively pursue a cleaner future stems from my love of those precious wild places.