To you because you hear what you want to hear. You seriously think all the countries in the tropics will become uninhabitable in 5 yrs? I’m truly sorry you’ve had a disappointing life, but really it’s kind of fruitless to bemoan the failings of humanity whilst accusing other of being passive - I don’t think pure negativity and pandering to exaggerated predictions does much good.It looks pretty hopeless.
If you wish to instill hopelessness you’re going to fail with me again and again and again and then simply die in a rage. Sorry my friend I don’t buy into thendark appeal of hopelessness. Therein lies a reason to sit back and do nothing.
Two steps forward, one step back. It’s a clumsy method, but it has great benefit. To some eyes I understand that it appears to be one step forward and two steps back; and occassionally it is. We’re still here and we’re not all completely ignorant or passive.
Like I said the generation that have been taught about the possible effects of human driven environmental disaster have only just hit their mid 20’s or early 30’s. After those the next generation is even more indoctrinated with a “green” mentality.
As for world powers doing nothing ... China halted the production of several coal power plants and lost billions of dollars (something largely impossible in western society due to corporate interest) and switched to nuclear and renewables.
Hopeless? No. A crisis? Yes. Solvable? Yes.
We’re living in extraordinary times at the birth of a global revolution. I have faith in humanity because I have faith in myself ... but I’m far from naive and I’ve seen enough of the world to know it’s going to be no easy task and that it never really has been at anytime in human history. The fact is people are, on a global scale, in the best position they’ve ever been in terms of health, education and wealth (and it is a fact.) Less war, less crime and more freedom. Maybe such advances are the cause of the environmental degredation and if so then tyranny will step up and quash civil society and bring in a temporary dark age so we can revaluate the situation, regroup and move on (presuming we stop short of killing each and every last person on Earth out of spite brought on by entranched pessimism and an ideology driven by feelings of “hopelessness” - I’m very cynical, but I refuse to buy into that kind of nonsense.)