Unfortunately, all of this was predicted by climate scientists and climate modeling at least 30 years ago. And what have we done? Well, the fossil fuel industry poured millions of dollars into “denial science“ and somehow managed to get people (especially the GOP) to believe them. Just like the tobacco companies did and with the same consulting firms. We must massively push our representatives for action on climate — including first a carbon tax which puts $ back into the hands of the people. Push Manchin, who takes calls with ExxonMobile weekly, it’s been reported. Get the Reconciliation Bill through!!! And then we mass mobilize to reduce consumption, stop waste!, foster regenerative agriculture everywhere, take care of the land we are on and those around us, and grow food — Permaculture. Listen to indigenous leaders. I share several essays on my Medium account about “what to do” and how to handle the emotional challenges of dealing with catastrophic climate change. Feel free to visit.

Author, speaker/spiritual teacher, poet & journalist: SF Chronicle and Examiner, Inc. Mag, Metro, 3 CNPA First Place awards. See “Heart of America” on YouTube