Billions of people around the world are time insecure. There are simply not enough hours in the day to gather all of the resources needed for survival. These families operate at a time deficit. Importantly, the majority of time-insecure people are women.
Future generations matter. Long-term sustainability matters. But we will not win the long game if we do not recognize that protecting the lives of children today matters more. It makes us better people. It makes us better environmentalists.
Visiting orangutans in the wilds tops my bucket list and it is clear I am running out of time. Nearly 700 orangutans were just slaughtered by local villagers in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo.
What does rape have to do with trees? What does HIV have to do with fish? Blindness with water? Everything. Especially if you are a woman in the developing world and you are trying to feed your family.