Lately, I have been feeling very pessimistic about the future of humanity because we have so many daunting challenges ahead of us. But, generally, the leaders of most countries are only interested in their own power and do not want to take the required actions.
While it is right and needed to focus on Climate Change driven by fossil fuels, we also have to understand that we will run out of these fuels way before we have substitutions. This could lead to the total collapse of the world order, and I am not kidding.
We are wasting fossil fuels and have no way to regenerate them. Alternative energy will not be able to ramp up fast enough with the investments now being made and the weak and selfishness of our leaders.
The world is like a 20-year old who inherited a lot of money and is now spending it on drugs. We can only speculate if the drugs will kill him before he runs out of money.
While I doubt that we can take the needed actions to change the inevitable decline in civilization, perhaps we can take some action personally to deal with the effects. Those actions might not be very desirable in the short term but could be life-saving eventually.