5. The loss I feel that this experience will not be possible for my grandchildren or their grandchildren is only lessened by the absolute horror of the animals that will die and the species that will become extinct. Trump's actions on healthcare will likely negatively impact large numbers of Americans at least temporarily, some permanently, but it will not destroy our species. Actions on climate change will impact the entire planet for hundreds and thousands of years, and other life forms permanently.
My only hope is that current political leaders are vain enough to worry about their historic legacy, and not just the ratings they get from current pandering.
People who claim that sewage or some mechanism other than increasing carbon dioxide are lying to you outright. The Great Barrier Reef is 1400 miles long and 133,000 sq m in area. And it is dying from warming seas & higher acidity; dying from carbon dioxide pollution. One in four marine organisms lives in the water near or in the reefs.
Oil companies bought our last election because they control so much money. They'll kill to keep that control. The Constitution isn't going to protect you when the government is owned by these people. Guns won't protect you either when they can control commerce.
Get money out of politics and throw the republicans out, plus some of the democrats too. Keep the tar sand oil in the ground (Koch Brothers) and build renewable energy like there's no tomorrow because there isn't if we keep on the road we're on. We might be able to save something.
Successive Australian governments have stuck their heads in the sand over this issue in a bid to please their fossil fuel mates... a world leading carbon price/trading scheme was abandoned before it even had a chance to show the world it could work... and for what? a couple of extra points to some stupid pension plan, stock price, market index? Maybe humans don't deserve this planet.