According to David Roberts and the majority of climate scientists we are facing imminent disaster. Global warming will cause droughts and floods and consequent mass starvation across the planet and will eventually result in the planet becoming uninhabitable. Scientists have been saying this for years but we have been collectively too stupid or too fatalistic to respond in the way we should. We don’t have the political systems that can respond properly to this crisis. Bottom line is we have the political, economic and social systems that reflect our state of consciousness so we need to change that consciousness and make the political and economic systems responsive to that better consciousness.
Teachers, philosophers and religious/spiritual leaders have a big role to play here and the dangers presented by climate change should have a catalysing effect.