The following is from a longish interview with former environmentalist Paul Kingsworth. He understands - like so many of us do - that we are past the point of no return on this blue rock with regards to climate change. He has said so publicly and has gotten quite a bit of negative feedback from the "Save the World" and "Sustainable Living" crews. Even the interview headline in Grist.org labels Mr Kingsworth a "Climate Defeatist."
What I found most bracing in the interview was his dismissal of hope.
You can read the entire interview here:
I agree with Mr Kingsworth on two counts - one, that barring some unforeseen disruption in the way of things - carbon will continue to be pumped into the atmosphere to the great detriment of the environment and two - hope is (in general) a useless and limiting activity. I personally have been trying to give it up (with very limited results) since reading Charlotte Joko Beck's "Everyday Zen" back in 1989: