ENVIRONMENT
12/03/2014 04:36 pm ET Updated Jan 06, 2015

These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fighting for. That's why we asked our followers on Instagram to show us one thing in nature for which they were thankful this holiday season -- and nothing could have better captured what the fight is really about.

From jade-streaked night skies that take our breath away to an ancient canyon colossus that makes us feel profoundly small -- everything we love about our world can continue to thrive when we take action against climate change. So we'd like to take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that's all around us and remember what we can preserve by making sustainable everyday decisions.

Here are 15 of our favorite posts to inspire you. Check out #GenerationChange on Instagram to see them all.

The Dark Sky of New Zealand. #passionpassport • #exploremore

A photo posted by Peter Quayle (@pbquayle) on

#NowThisIsFall #ThisIsFall #MtTammany #DelawareWaterGap

A photo posted by Mike (@zuc31) on

#greenland never disappoints #fromtheplane #flyover

A photo posted by Tyler Boss (@tboss2013) on

Ripples of repetition Whitehaven Beach • Queensland • Australia

A photo posted by @lovecovetdream on

One day, this is going to be my backyard view 😊

A photo posted by Hannah Bermudez (@hannahbearmudez) on

I'm thankful for Ireland. This is the Burren @huffingtonpost #GenerationChange #thanksgiving #ireland #burren

A photo posted by Barry Butler Photography (@barrybutler9) on

One of my most favorite things I've witnessed. #antelopecanyon

A photo posted by @olliealexander on

What is one thing in nature you are thankful for? Share a photo on Instagram with #GenerationChange, or submit a blog about why you care able the climate to generation-change@huffingtonpost.com.

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