As you are reading this, I will be on a boat in the Arctic headed away from the elephants and towards the polar bears. This summer, ninety-seven percent of the ice sheet in Greenland suddenly melted. Climate change affects not only polar bears, and it is not only their end of the boat that is leaking. For the sake of loyalty not only to our species, but to all species, we must decide to change our course. We must not forget that animals are as much our guardians as we are theirs.—Gregory Colbert