i often see people lament about the state of the world, and its understandable. however i have a different perspective, which more or less falls under the phrase "the devil that you know is better than the devil that you don't"
we are in a time of immense change, and we all know that to greater or lesser extent. this can cause a serious feeling of helplessness of comparing the grand existential threat to the limited physical power we perceive we have. but humanity, despite its major flaws, is at the end of the day a social species, and our individual strenghts and weaknesses fit with eachother and boost eachother up
now, how does this relate to the climate? well people often point out that we've "known this for years" and that the powers at be have done little to nothing until recently, which is true unfortunately. however as technology has progressed and scientists have come up with cleaner and cheaper means of energy, new ways to slow down carbon emmissions, and have developed ways to trap some of it, we have done a lot. While we missed the mark we initially set, we have at this moment avoided the worst possible outcome of climate apocalypse (baring some really out there shenanigans).
the path we are currently on is much better, but not perfect. we are still gonna feel the hit of climate change, we already are feeling the hit of climate change, and it sucks. but it's trending much better. and in a world where the clean options are the more profitable methods, the capitalist machine will steer in that direction, even if their entire motivation is greed.
so yeah, times change, and some things really suck. but we are resilient, we are adaptive, and we are strong.
and the blessing that these are well known things, is that there are people out there doing things about it, and if you feel the need to do something, i'm sure those people would welcome the help.
it's not the doomer tweets that will change the world, but those who put their words and actions to good use!