These seem like stressful times for the environment. The climate is changing, but the government doesn’t want to act. Regulations on air and water purity are being rolled back. Preserved areas are being trimmed, and even the Endangered Species Act is, well, endangered. But fear not! Our world is better today than in the past, and it will be even better in the future. How can I be so sure? This seminar will tell the story of inspirational conservationists of the past—people like Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes, Billy Frank Jr.