Climate change is something that we tend to think about in future terms. Which is to say we have to do something now because tomorrow (many years from now) will be bad if we don’t but this isn’t the case. Climate change is hurting us right now and people are not really so aware of that but they should be.
We’ve already experienced many issues that are due to our rapidly changing climate. Health problems, extreme weather, food shortages and they’re only going to get worse as the the issues with climate change mount according to the 2018 Lancet Countdown which tracks such things.
This isn’t all gloom and doom though, this is information. You’ve never gone so far down the wrong path that you can’t turn around which is to say, we can start making changes now, even small ones in our lives help while we lobby and fight for larger scale change. Because this isn’t just a problem for the future, it’s affecting us right now.