I look at the jet trails contaminating the sky, and I weep for the planet. I hurt. I ache. It is painful. I became exhausted and blocked it off for years, but I can no longer suppress my grief. I see the planet withering in front of my eyes, and feel both helpless and guilty.
I do my best, and clearly that is not enough. I must speak. You must speak. We all must speak. It is past time that we allow this to continue. The people that put short-term gain over the future must change their ways. Whether through ignorance or wilful greed, their choices are wrong, and we are complicit in accepting their cheap baubles of instant gratification.
Instead, we must make our choices in harmony with the future of the planet. The future is hard to predict, and we cannot always know which path is best, but we surely know what paths are bad for the future.
So speak up; we have no time to lose. As individuals, nations, races and humans, we must act now to make a better world.