No one is going to 'break the cycle of climate disaster' in the foreseeable future.
There are initiatives such as this one which Rae Breaux is a part of - fighting piecemeal a juggernaut made by us, in large part due to our "ignorance and stupidity', as a recent article at The Guardian on Arctic Sea Ice phrased it.
I don't expect to make a lot of friends blogging negative like this, but I can only think its time to face reality:
1) Collapse is now all but inevitable - in many systems, both natural and social.
2) What we can do is self-educate - hard work long long overdue.
The article I referred to in The Guardian was about Arctic Sea Ice specialist Peter Wadham's upcoming book "A Farewell to Ice". I will be ordering this in the near future I expect, and it will compliment a series I am now reading and which I recommend to all who think as I do. This is the Princeton University series on climate change arranged in four volumes, ca 2010/2011;
- "The global Carbon Cycle"
- "The Oceans"
- "The Cryosphere"
- "Atmosphere, Clouds and the Climate"
I've read the last mentioned, quite excellent, middling technical, which is good - too much dumbing down is counterproductive at some point.
"The Cryosphere" has been ordered and should arrive in a week or two.
Then the other two - read in reverse order for inexplicable reasons of my own.
As Joshua Slocum put it in his enduring classic "Sailing Alone Around the World":
"Let fail all else, my books were my friends."