We are just six months away from the turn of another decade. By all accounts, the actions we take in the ten years between 2020 and 2030 will dramatically define the future of life on the planet.
We can readily see the very real impact of climate change around us. This single issue also illuminates the environmental pressure on our commons - the air, land and water we rely on to survive. And throws into stark relief the injustice and inequality - the unevenness with which the ability to live a simple, dignified and healthy life is distributed across the world - that we tolerate.
There is a pathway through this time that leads to our human community thriving on this planet. And to find it, each of us as individuals needs a stronger understanding of our interdependent and globalized existence, and of our power in it.
Journalism has a role to play here in empowering people everywhere to see and use the power of our daily personal, consumer, professional and civic decisions to shape this world - and future - that we share. For this coming decade in particular, that role must include uniting us to collaboratively discover the pathways through these challenges we face as a human society.
But the industry is currently stuck, marooned on the reef of its own financial woes. It needs a nudge - and a coordinator, a facilitator - to motivate a shift from its current national frameworks and fragmented narratives to weaving the experiences and knowledge of individuals and organizations from across the globe together, connecting the dots and connecting us to each other.
Orb Media is a lever within the journalism community, coordinating and facilitating collaborative reporting on issues that impact billions of people that is distributed globally across platforms, cultures and languages. And it's only through partnerships that we'll realize our full, unique capacity.
I'm doing this work because in 2030, when I look back on this coming decade, I want to be clear I made the greatest contribution I could to us successfully navigate this critical time.
I thank you for your support to date and for whatever support you an lend as we move forward. For those of you in the United States, I am wishing you a holiday weekend rich with friends and family.