This January, many of us are feeling anxious about the potential for war among nations. This prospect is of terrifying magnitude and saddens me. A war at this point will create catastrophic fractures in an already compromised international system. We, leaders of people must ensure that the message and encouragement for a peaceful way forward is voiced and considered. We all know that when diplomats stop talking, the guns begin their destruction. There will be no winners if a war takes place. Our world will not be a safer place once a war is “completed”. This time, we are facing a global challenge in regards to our very existence due to changing ecological conditions. Human life cannot exist in a future planet with altered conditions unsuitable for us. So, instead of biting the drum of war, let’s sound the flute of peace. As a noble attractor, peace is a cause worth pursuing. Give peace a chance.