Antarctica is 70° hotter than usual. Last year Siberia was on fire. The Amazon rainforest is tipping into oblivion. The entire climate is collapsing.It is the literal end of the world as we know it. And ‘we’ feel fine.
Our collective reactions to these events are wildly out of proportion. We’re still making pledges while proudly pumping even more oil. We act like we have all the time in the world while both time and world are running out. This isn’t some prediction. Just look around.
It’s not just the warming, the knock-on effects of climate collapse have already kicked in the door. Disease, famine, and war have already begun. COVID-19 has killed at least 10 million people. Food insecurity is the worst it’s been in decades. World War III may have already started.
Just as a change in temperature causes a chain reaction of climate events, so do those events cause chain reactions of social events, almost none of them good. And we haven’t even faced the big climate impacts yet. We think we can get away with changing our lifestyles a little, which is a joke. We’re fighting for our lives, and many of our lives have already been lost.