We look around the world today, and many of us realize (finally!) how many incredible environments and creatures have been lost to greed, poor planning, widespread ignorance and apathy.
Most of them will never be restored. We will never be able to offset the damage done.
Our singer/songwriters grieve the loss. "They paved paradise to put up a parking lot." (Big Yellow Taxi). "They call it paradise, I don't know why. Call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye." (Don Henley).