Make no mistake about it: We can't be truly healthy if our planet is sick. And unfortunately, from where we're sitting, the strength and vitality of the ground beneath our feet have taken a beating this past year. In America, our president voted to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, our national parks are in danger, and the federal organization protecting our lands is under attack. And across the world, temperatures continue to rise as storm surges and extreme weather events threaten some of our most pristine landscapes.
Here at mbg, we're getting ready for revitalize 2017, where the top wellness leaders of today will come together to discuss all things health. And given the state of our world, this year we'll be shifting gears to discuss how we can take care of our outer landscapes as well as our inner ones.
There's no telling what the future holds for the environment, and we can't pretend to have answers. What we can say with absolute certainty is that some of the most brilliant minds of today are working tirelessly toward a brighter future. Climate change is the most important issue of our time, and as such it has garnered the attention of scientists and athletes, executives and artists, citizens across ideologies and party lines, leaders young and old. It requires every one of us to become our own activists, to make sustainable shifts in our own lives and encourage everyone around us to do the same. We'll be exploring how to do all of this and more on the revitalize main stage this year, and you can tune in from the comfort of your own home. Before you do, here's a primer on the issues our world is facing and what people are doing in response.