People sometimes ask, "We're going to be okay, right?"
I want to reply, as one comedian asked, "Is there air conditioning in your cave?"
All governments, corporations, and colleges must lead the way in carbon reduction, and carbon reduction alternatives for citizens, and most are not doing anything close to what is needed.
The Earth Rent book above has this dedication:
This book is dedicated to survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, especially those from islands of Barbuda and Puerto Rico, as well as Californians affected by fires, and millions globally enduring floods in Bangladesh [widely reported as 1/3 underwater], Peru, Nepal, India, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Canada, Iran, Norway, England, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and other places.