It can feel hard to know what to believe.
- The ozone layer is healing, but replacements for the CFCs that caused it may now be contributing to global warming
- The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed on US soil, and while US authorities try their best to explain why one case doesn’t make an epidemic, more than 3330 people have died from the disease in Africa
- The world has lost roughly half of its non-human vertebrate animal population, yet new species continue to be discovered
- In Japan, scientists suspect climate change-based weather fluctuations are having a distinct impact on the gender ratio of babies born in their country
- Climate prophet James Lovelock, who predicted swift and catastrophic global warming-related disaster, has since backpedalled
The truth is, even the scientists can’t say for sure what’s coming. But something is definitely coming. Some of it is already here. And whether you think it’s just a “cycle” or the end of days, there are things we can learn, things we can do, and ways we can get creative to help make this life, and change, a little easier.
Tomorrow, I’ll share one filmmaker’s post-apocalyptic vision and start brainstorming about avoiding or surviving that potential future.