I do think that humans are in deep, deep trouble. However, that does not mean we should give up on the changes we are trying to make.
Why? When they won't necessarily solve the huge problems we face? Because they change individual lives. Our lives, as individuals, are usually better for the "green changes" we make. The lives of those around us improve.
Example: Sure, I could go buy all my produce cheaper at WalMart. But, by being a part of a CSA, I support a local organic farmer who loves farming. I support his staff who get a decent pay and health insurance. I volunteer and help other people learn to embrace new vegetables and learn to cook better.
My actions may not save the world, but they do make a difference. Your actions also may not save the world, but they do make a difference!
Do you ever feel like we are doomed, that the damage we have wreaked on this planet will be our undoing? If so, why do you continue on a green path? What motivates you and moves you to make small, and large, changes in your life?
*This new study may have been the source of her doom & gloom. I know it doesn't cheer me up! It appears we cannot stop some planetary changes; we will have to learn to live in a new world.