The new IPCC (Intragovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report just came out saying we're fucked and it was for sure our fault. The report says that we're in a "code red for humanity" and that there is "no way to go back". Obviously climate change as a topic has been beaten to death in the skiing realm and on NS but this report is the first review of all the data since 2013 and is the most comprehensive and legitimate. That's gotta count for something. It also definitively points the finger of blame at humans for accelerating it.
For those of us living in the west, I feel like its been easy to see the consequences. Extreme droughts, heat waves, and wildfires have been prevalent everywhere. It sucks being able to stare directly at the sun thanks to a smoky haze, and having to limit time outside due to air quality.
I think people are finally waking up a bit to the fact that its been huge companies fucking the environment for profit while shifting the blame to individual consumers as cover. I also don't see politicians reigning it in or taking decisive enough action to curb it without widespread protests/ a general labor strike.
It really seems like the only hope is to invent our way out of it whether that's a clean energy source like cold fusion, a breakthrough in carbon sequestration, better batteries for power storage, or something of the like. Nuclear power imo is way underutilized.
It's hard not to sound doom and gloom about this when you look into it. Keep supporting sustainable practices and companies that really walk the walk. Start a garden. Ride the bus or bike to work. It all helps in a small way.
In a more cynical sense, how should we prep for the apocalypse? Time to buy more guns? Get property in Siberia? Where is gonna start getting hammered with snow?
TLDR: Scientists confirmed we've fucked the Earth, what do?