Here’s How You Can Stop Freaking About ‘Climate Change” And Solve It Or Somthing

When you’ve been convinced by cultists that everything is doomed and realize you’re a climahypocrite, what do you do? Fortunately, Warmists Emma Marris (who would like you to buy her book), is here to help you

How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change

You are scrolling through the news and see yet another story about climate change.

Australia is on fire. Indonesia is drowning. At the same time, Donald Trump is trying to make it easier to build new fossil-fuel projects.

As you read, your chest tightens and a sense of dread washes over you, radiating out from your heart. You feel anxious, afraid and intensely guilty. Just this morning, you drove a gasoline-powered car to work. You ate beef for lunch. You booked a flight, turned on the heat, forgot your reusable grocery bags at home. This is your fault.

It really is, but, Emma will excuse you with her 5 steps

Step 1: Ditch the shame.

The first step is key to all the rest. Yes, our daily lives are undoubtedly contributing to climate change. But that’s because the rich and powerful have constructed systems that make it nearly impossible to live lightly on the earth. Our economic systems require most adults to work, and many of us must commute to work in or to cities intentionally designed to favor the automobile. Unsustainable food, clothes and other goods remain cheaper than sustainable alternatives.

See? It’s the fault of The Rich, so, you go ahead with your big carbon footprint lifestyle

Step 2: Focus on systems, not yourself. (snip)

My point is that the climate crisis is not going to be solved by personal sacrifice. It will be solved by electing the right people, passing the right laws, drafting the right regulations, signing the right treaties — and respecting those treaties already signed, particularly with indigenous nations. It will be solved by holding the companies and people who have made billions off our shared atmosphere to account.

Totally not political at all, right?

Step 3: Join an effective group.

These sweeping, systemic changes are complicated and will be hard won. No single person alone can make them happen. Luckily, there are already dozens if not hundreds of groups dedicated to climate activism. Some are local and focused on stopping particular fossil-fuel projects, like Rogue Climate in Southern Oregon, with which I am working. Others are national and focused on changing federal policy, like Zero Hour and the Sunrise Movement. Still others, like Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future, are international and focused on putting moral pressure on climate negotiators and governments around the world. Groups like Project Drawdown research the nuts and bolts of decarbonizing the world. Climate change is linked to income inequality and injustice, so if your passion is fighting for racial justice, the rights of the poor, or indigenous rights and sovereignty, that works, too. Or you might volunteer for a climate-focused local or national political candidate.

Become one with the nutters

Step 4: Define your role.

The power of these groups is not simply strength in numbers. They work well because they divide up the work that needs to be done and give each task to those best suited to it. This also makes the fight less daunting. Instead of trying to become an expert in international regulatory law, global supply chains, atmospheric science and the art of protest, you can offer the skills and resources you already have, and trust that other people with complementary skills are doing what they can do, too. If you are a writer, you can write letters to the editor, newsletters and fliers. If you are strong, you can lift boxes. If you are rich, you can donate money. Only you know what and how much you can reasonably do. Take care not to overdo it at first and risk burning out. Set a sustainable level of involvement for yourself and keep it up. As a bonus, working with a group will increase the richness and diversity of your personal relationships, and may well temper your climate anxiety and depression.

But, whatever you do, don’t change your own lifestyle.

Step 5: Know what you are fighting for, not just what you are fighting against. (snip)

As we fight, it is important for our mental health and motivation to have an image in mind of our goal: a realistically good future.

Imagine dense but livable cities veined with public transit and leafy parks, infrastructure humming away to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, fake meat that tastes better than the real thing, species recovering and rewilding the world, the rivers silver with fish, the skies musical with flocking birds.

This is a future where the economic inequality, racism and colonialism that made decades of inaction on climate change possible has been acknowledged and is being addressed. It is a time of healing. Many ecosystems have changed, but natural resilience and thoughtful human assistance is preventing most species from going extinct. This is a future in which children don’t need to take to the streets in protest and alarm, because their parents and grandparents took action. Instead, they are climbing trees.

Nope, not about Modern Socialism, forcing people into close quarters in big cities, taking away their ability to travel, along with their money, etc, at all, right?

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2 Responses to “Here’s How You Can Stop Freaking About ‘Climate Change” And Solve It Or Somthing”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “As you read, your chest tightens and a sense of dread washes over you, radiating out from your heart. You feel anxious, afraid and intensely guilty. Just this morning, you drove a gasoline-powered car to work. You ate beef for lunch. You booked a flight, turned on the heat, forgot your reusable grocery bags at home. This is your fault.”

    If this is what you feel, suicide is your only moral option (After convincing at least two who share your views to do the same).

    1) It will help reduce the surplus population, and thus shrink all the pollution you hate, and
    2) It will prevent your genes from fouling the pool any more.

    • formwiz says:

      Exactly.

      If the Lefties really felt this way, this is the way you save the earth.

      Of course, they tell you the way is to be able to tell everybody else how to live and, on hold for now, retroactively abort all those deniers.

      That would remove the drones needed for the elect to live as they should, but, don’t worry, the overlords will come up with a workaround.

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