“I’m old; there’s nothing I can do”

… And the variants such as, “My generation is hopeless! It’ll have to be up to the younger generations to change things.”

Yeah … NO. We do not get to just adopt this attitude and sail off into our happy dotage! We have to push past this mentality! (“We” being older people in the privileged classes.)

So, if you’ve been feeling like this, here are some immediate easy first steps for you:

• Read this article “What baby boomers can do about climate change” (Bill McKibben; Yale Climate Connections.)

Check out Third Act, an organization founded by McKibben to empower people over 60 to address climate and racial-justice issues.