Our best response when we feel least hopeful is to take action. We might make the occasional social media post to express solidarity and to condemn injustice, but our true response is the action that we take, more than the words that we share. When the world loses its conscience, we must find ours.
It is incredulous to imagine that the evident reality of our warming planet has been met with extreme politicization and deep-seated scepticism to science across the world. Scientists have been branded as alarmists; public advocates have been met with life-threatening opposition (227 were killed in 2020), and Greta Thunberg has been called everything from mentally-ill to communist propagandist.