UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall recently spoke in front of 60,000 people at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC.
“Chimpanzees help prove there is no sharp line that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom,” she said. "And yet knowing that they have emotions like ours, we still show cruelty toward animals and each other. With our clever brains, how is it that we humans are destroying the environment?
“We’re burning fossil fuels, creating the greenhouse gases that cause extremes of temperature, more frequent and more destructive storms. Why do we pursue the wealth at the expense of future generations?
“I have hope because of our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit and above all the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action.”
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