Climate change is an issue with many facets.
I will begin with saying you should only worry about things you can control. There’s no use wasting nerves and anxiety over something that will not change no matter what you do, spilled milk, etc etc.
Now, the perpetrator is greenhouse gas emissions. When examining the sources of these, you can boil down probably 80% of it to energy, with big agriculture as a distant second.
This is a major problem. Energy demands are only rising as we use our technology more and more, and as countries outside the west are developing fast, their demands are exponentially skyrocketing. Can you imagine the demand when the entire world is modernized? It’s nuts.
This is very doom and gloomy, as we are in over our head currently and the entire world isn’t even up to speed with the west. How do we fight this?
As I said, it’s about energy, and solving this problem begins and ends with renewable energy. Wind. Solar. Geothermal. It’s there. There’s the nuclear option, but the risk/reward question makes this null to me.
So if you are passionate about fixing climate change, this is what you need to focus on. Become an engineer, work on these wind turbines. Develop in battery technology. Harden the durability of Solar panels.
There is room for optimism here, technology in renewables has dropped significantly in price. At least in the US, where they are subsidized a little, cost is approaching, if not cheaper than coal. Now I work IT, but my employer is an energy company. Any new plants they are opening are going to be hybrid renewable/natural gas. No more coal. And the coal plants are slowly being phased out.
It’s not the pace I’d like, but it’s a pace. And reason for optimism. We can do this.
I’m now going to circle back to not losing sleep over something you can’t do anything about. Essentially all you can do is put your efforts toward getting energy companies to go renewable. Not much else you can do. Even buying a fully electric car, while perhaps a good preliminary measure, you’re still getting your energy from the power plant, which emits GG of it’s own. It’s impact is no different than a combustion engine. It does however isolate the source of the problem, and that makes problems easier to solve.
I hope I gave you hope