Basically we have to be proactive and resilient. We cannot become overwhelmed by the magnitude.
Here is just one thought from the author:
"All of this is to say, dear reader, when you feel anxious and out of control in the face of a changing planet, choose the thing that you can do best and most effectively, and then don’t let others ruin your faith in it. I chose my thing — climate journalism. It is frequently horrible — thanks to the subject matter — and I feel anxious and powerless and sad regularly. But when one piece of writing turns out even approximately as well as I wanted it to, it feels like I have taken one small but sure-footed step toward saving humanity. And that makes the next, inevitably faltering ones easier."
We can all try to lessen our carbon footprint....
We can save the earth....one person at a time.