I signed up for two bus trips to DC, one for the Science March in 22 April and the other for the Climate March on 29 April. I guess it's better than nothing and may lead to something. It is scary to think how many people don't believe in anthropogenic global warming and how many don't believe it's a priority even if it's true.
I'm trying to think of one person I've "converted" in all my years of argument and persuasion on the subject and I can't think of one. It's like talking to a high stone wall, at best, with trolls on the wall pouring buckets of excrement on me at the worst.
Though the science is clear, and for some that's enough, I think that without the spirituality, nothing will happen. We all live in a bubble of technological civilization that insulates us from the real world. When a hurricane causes a power blackout, that IS a return to normalcy. We are disconnected from nature and forget our dependence on it. We can't even see the stars, a source of awe and wonder. Now the extra cocooning of the internet.
Recently, there was climate testimony before the House Committee. Michael Mann, Penn State climatologist was the only witness supporting climate action. The other three were, if not denialists, then minimizers, John Christy, Judith Curry, Roger Pielke, Jr. All the boneheaded politicians need to cover their greedy machinations. I googled this event and the first page of returns was mostly National Review, Breitbart, denialist sites with a smattering of more balanced coverage sites. Bing returned all denialist. I think it is becoming obvious that the internet itself is extremely corporate controlled, almost as badly as the other media. How does one fight such powerful evil? A march? I guess, for now.