The United States of America consumes a disproportionate amount of the world's resources, and produces a disproportionate amount of its pollution. Even a massive socio-economic catastrophe isn't going to do more than moderate that, at least over the next half-century or so. this is an issue that I can't run away from, because the ripples affect the entire world, and not just economically.
I am an Earth Systems Scientist.
If I have any hope of having an effect on this globe-threatening situation, it's gotta be here.
I've got my lever, rusty as it may be, and I think I'm narrowing down my places to stand.