The American patriot Thomas Paine famously said that “time makes more converts than reason” and that is why it’s vitally important to start now to protect, preserve and restore habitat worldwide for all creatures wild and domestic. The reason is simple: If we keep doing what we’re doing (and not doing!), we will soon make it difficult and ultimately impossible even for humans to survive on this planet. Therefore, if we do not act now, it may be too late when we finally decide to act.
Thus by acting now, we start the clock toward the solution, even if there are still people who aren’t yet ready to listen to reason. To not act at all, or knowingly look the other way, to not start the clock, is to risk everything that is important to them.