Those who know me, are aware of how intense I get whenever the climate cause pops up in a discussion. To get an idea of how I feel about it, imagine being in a spaceship flying through the cold void and the crew messing with the life support systems for profit. I bet you wouldn’t keep your mouth shut. I bet you would take action.
Having said that, the climate crisis is the result of a million social and economic ills that are not always black and white. There is no silver bullet for this problem and it can become overwhelming.
Which begs the question; What Can I Do? Assuming you don’t have a ton of influence, what can you do to help?
The Eden Reforestation Projects have a useful link about ways you can contribute; https://edenprojects.org/waystohelp/
Reforestation is not only about having nice green to hike through, and forget about the contribution to atmospheric oxygen (plankton does the heavy lifting in that regard). It’s about maintaining ecosystems, soil health, preventing runoff into the ocean, and pulling greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. And, of course, it’s about supporting the local communities that rely on forests for climate regulation. Without them, entire towns would get swept away by mud every time it rained. I’d know, I’ve seen it happen.
Please help protect the planet. It’s the only one we have.