A koala sits among burnt trees after bushfires on Kangaroo Island, Australia, January 14, 2020 (RSPCA South Australia/via REUTERS):
I do not wish to depress you, or to bring you down. I do not wish to overwhelm you or to inspire hopelessness. I do not wish to break your heart. I simply wish to wake you up. And if you are already woken to the future that stands before us, then I simply wish to engage you further—to enrage you to action, and to break you just enough, so that you may rebuild yourself for a better world.