Check this out - does it give you some hope that humans will respond and adapt?

IMFs plan to mitigate climate change
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In the fight against climate change, no one can stand on the sidelines

I offer one question for you to keep in mind while reading the article: What does this plan offer me as a personal act of participation? You know, what can I do to get off of the sidelines and into the game?

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The IMF is stepping up its efforts to deal with climate risk. Our mission is to help our members build stronger economies and improve people's lives through sound monetary, fiscal and structural policies. We consider climate change a systemic risk to the macroeconomy and one in which the IMF is deeply involved through its research and policy advice.



For myself, I have no real faith that the leaders of humanity have the ability to come up with solutions for the climate crisis that will allow the flock of seven billion to continue to safely graze in our comfort zone.

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Sheep may safely graze
The bluebirds have chased the vultures from the sky
Sheep may safely graze
The day is merely gone now and closed its eyes
Sheep may safely graze, my boy
All the fishes are leaping into the nets

Sheep may safely graze
This, my darling, is as good as it gets
Sheep may safely graze
All the lost children will be found in time
Sheep may safely graze, my boy
Close your eyes, your daddy is by your side

If you shouldn't wake tomorrow
The fences are all torn down
The woods are full of howling beasts
And there ain't nobody around

And everything seems foreign
To your little ways
That's just the gods above
Making it save to graze

The fox has its hole
The bird has its nest
But the son of man has no place
To lay his head and rest




You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller