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Introduction to Week 3


Welcome to week 3! This week, we take a deeper dive into climate change, life on water and life on land. This includes some more challenging pieces, such as what scientists refer to as the “sixth mass extinction” which is currently underway.

If you are not familiar with issues surrounding climate change, you may find some of this information disturbing. The size and breadth of the issues we are confronting as a global society are immense. If you sense your level of anxiety rising, please refer back to the instructions on meditation moments and mindfulness in week 2 as a way to stay grounded.

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