When it comes to the environment it is hard to deny things were better in the past. Especially if we think about life before population booms, fossil fuels, and industrialization. Right now, carbon emissions are at an all time high. Deforestation and habitat destruction by human management continues to deplete our ecosystems and contribute to global desertification and climate change. And increased water temperatures are shrinking coral reef structures essential to biodiversity in our oceans.
While the future is promising, looking to the past gives us many clues in how to interact with our natural resources. Regeneration—a return to that past state through mindful fishing and farming practices—is essential to our environment. Let’s make sure things keep getting better.