Mangrove tree in Guatemala destroyed by coastal flooding.
Wildfire in Central America.
Climate change is already having a demonstrable and huge impact on many of the other species with which we share this planet, resulting in large-scale biodiversity loss and what is now commonly referred to as the Sixth Mass Extinction. When we realize the impact the climate crisis is having on animals and other beings, as well as on fellow humans, we open up not only to the size and importance of both of these crises, but also to the possibilities to build a better future.
A report was issued in June 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that stresses how both biodiversity loss and climate change are intertwined:
"Limiting global warming to ensure a habitable climate and protecting biodiversity are mutually supporting goals, and their achievement is essential for sustainably and equitably providing benefits to people."
We have developed methods to support people who are looking for assistance with coping with the impact of these crises on humankind and other beings and those who are motivated to take action. When we grow our five intelligences through the Nurture Nature Program (emotional, social, multispecies, ecological and spiritual), we grow ourselves. This in turn allows us to better deal with feelings such as being overwhelmed or in despair, while also giving strength to those who are looking for creative ways to help and who want to take action.
To learn more about the important IPCC-IPBES report, go to: