The Cure For Disruptive Climate Action

Ray Katz
5 min readDec 2, 2023

You prevent climate disruptors the same way that you prevent the Warsaw ghetto uprising; you fix the actual problem.

Photo by Jordan McDonald on Unsplash | Effective resistance starts as a small disturbance, before becoming a torrent.

So, I’m thinking about the activists who unfurled a banner that said “No Opera On A Dead Planet” and interrupted a performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. And I’m thinking about the Warsaw uprising, when Jews in occupied Poland resisted deportation and execution by the Nazis. In both cases, the resistance did not succeed.

But there was a second bigger failure: the failure of world leaders to heed the warnings and take action. The Allies did not bomb the train tracks leading to concentration camps. And, even though the COPs were called in (pun intended) to fix the climate, they dithered — yet again.

The latest charade by the fools who consistently fail to take meaningful action on the climate crisis are holding their 28th COP clown show in — of all places — Dubai, and headed by — of all people — a sheik who is CEO of the Earth’s biggest oil company. The media is breathlessly covering this event as if it has significance, even though it follows 27 similar conferences, all of which failed.

Here’s a secret that you know in your heart, but you won’t find in the media: the leaders of the world in government and business WILL NEVER FIX THE CLIMATE CRISIS. If we continue to waste time listening to them and hoping, our children are doomed, as are most of the species that share this planet with us.

The leaders, the media, and all who promote delay or inaction are quite literally insane. Yes, that’s right. INSANE. Is this hyperbole?

That depends: Would you call people who destroy the habitability of the planet that they and everyone they love live on insane? I would. And so would more than a billion other people — if that idea ever made it into public discourse. These billion plus people would ridicule the sheik and everyone who attended his conference as failures and fools — which is exactly what they are. These billion would refuse to obey, support or in any way cooperate with the leaders, systems, rules, laws, norms or culture that promotes the trashing of the Earth.

The Real Resistance Is Here. And We CAN Win.



Ray Katz

Internet pioneer. But I’m most interested in stabilizing the Earth’s climate and promoting our common humanity.