The usual answers popped through my mind. “Because it’s so important! All of civilization will collapse! The ecosystems of the world will vanish.”
I had to press further because I knew that wasn’t quite it.
Then it hit me: I always wanted to live for something greater than myself. I wanted a calling that challenged me, that I could devote myself to completely and selflessly. Something real. Something noble. Something necessary.
When I realized how urgent and pressing the climate crisis was, I realized that I was living, not just in a period of great crisis, but in the time of THE greatest crisis humans have ever faced. Here was my calling.
That's why I do this.