We don’t have much time

Jane Goodall, ever the optimist, wrote in her book Reason for Hope, published in 1999:

“Yes, I do have hope. I do believe we can look forward to a world in which our great-grandchildren and their children after them can live in peace. A word in which there will still be trees and chimpanzees swinging through them, and blue sky and birds singing and the drumbeats of indigenous peoples reminding us powerfully of our link to Mother Earth and the Great Spirit—the God we worship….But, as I have said repeatedly, we don’t have much time.”

How much time do we have? I am curious what Jane Goodall thinks today, and I hope to find out when I hear Goodall, who will be 84 this year, speak in April at the University of North Texas.