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We must turn instant gratification into burning desire for clean Bay

The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, or 4.5 eons. Of that time, humans have only been around for about 200,000 years, with civilization only beginning about 6,000 years ago and industrialization, a little more than 200 years ago.

It’s difficult to put this into perspective, especially when one considers the damage that humans have wrought on the world’s ecosystems. We live in “the now,” seeking instant gratification.

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