Our environment- the forests, the air, and the oceans are the lungs of the planet. The earth is a closed system, and we must confront the problems that humans are inflicting upon it. Right now, environmental activists, especially Indigenous land and water defenders, are being killed in record numbers around the world. Globally, around four activists a week lose their lives by trying to protect their community's land or natural resources- and terrifyingly this number is INCREASING. The incentive to destroy the environment is driven by a relentless pursuit of profits; as Billy Kyte (Global Witness) states, these attacks "are symptomatic of a systematic assault on remote and indigenous communities by state and corporate actors." Corporations and governments are working together to kill people (with no consequences)- this is what capitalism does. Oppressed groups need to unite to resist this.