Fatalism on climate change is not just futile, it’s also incompetent. The hour is late, but it is still absolutely within our power to stop this catastrophe, simply by shifting our economies from oil and coal to other sources of power. And doing so will bring the world together like never before, in a deep commitment and cooperation to protect our planetary home.” ~ Ricken Patel, Avaaz.org

There have been many times when I have felt like throwing my hands in the air and giving up on the whole climate change catastrophe.

I have felt powerless and frustrated.

After all, beyond what I’m already doing—living a fairly sustainable lifestyle, where else can I effect real change? I’ve written about the environment for 12 years or more, but am I a tiny, inconsequential pebble on a vast beach of activism?

In addition to my belief that humankind is responsible for much of the global warming crisis since the Industrial Revolution, I also meditate on these things:

*The planet is in a continual state of flux and has gone through the warming/cooling cycle many times, with or without us to expedite the crisis. I understand the urgent need for reform in human activity on Earth while recognizing that this is not the first or last time that life has been wiped out on this rock as Earth shifts according to her own needs.

Read about what you can do here…http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/07/we-have-5-months-to-save-the-world/