As we get ready to close the door on 2009 and the first decade of the new millennium, I must say that I am not sorry to see them go. These have been difficult times for so many: Environmental disasters, financial crisis and war have scarred us all on some level. But, perhaps these events were necessary… shaping us in ways to make us stronger and better prepared to face an uncertain future.
Science has proven in so many ways that it no longer serves us to disrespect the Earth. I am hopeful that in this next decade, more of us will get serious about this and take the initiative to do what’s necessary to turn things around.