[TRIGGER WARNING: CLIMATE CATASTROPHE, EXTREME PESSIMISM]
Actually, people are now recommending that we stop referring to this problem as "climate change," because it's looking like the real "change" is going to be a change of the human species' status from "alive" to "extinct." I personally like "climate catastrophe" or "climate crisis."
Anyway, we're dead.
New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050
I continue to hate being the constant voice of doom and gloom, but mainstream news outlets are not going to report on this and people deserve to know? I feel like people should probably know. You can choose to ignore it and honestly at this point I can't blame anyone for choosing that route. But the rest of us should be able to prepare for the beginning of the end. For me, this cements my decision to never bother saving for retirement because chances are so low that I will ever get one.
If you want to do something, I recommend looking to see if there's a local Extinction Rebellion chapter in your area. This is something that is of course much biggest in Europe, but at least Seattle has a small chapter that I'm looking into getting involved with. If I'm really into the idea of harm reduction, I'm gonna need to focus my energy on the mitigation of the climate apocalypse.
You know, after I get through some of the tougher stages of grief. I'm pretty gripped in the fear stage right now, and somehow I have to keep working to make money at the same time. I never should have wished to be alive during an exciting period of history. I didn't mean the END of history god damnit.