I live in Bali, am 57 years old, have bachelors in biology, a masters degree in applied math and another in statistics. The state of the ecology seems like a war situation, not in the sense of violence but a case when great focus and teamwork is needed to succeed.
I'm retired, and have no family of my own. Lately have been reading and learning many things in all areas. Recently I learned to see quantum spin, that is, polarization of light. It has been (little) known since 1840 or so and took me about ten minutes to learn. I'll post the method if anyone is interested.
My ability to calculate is poor. I like to find obscure connections, which I think is a bit too off-topic for this group. For example, I recently discovered that Stanley Kubrick got the orbiting dark monolith 2001 image from Stonehenge (obviously) melded with a near-death experience of Carl Jung which Carl described in his autobiography. My first published article! I've also been reading up on Jung's cooperation with Wolfgang Pauli in trying to start the theory of synchronicity. Pauli was quite the mystic.
I know John Baez from a decade ago when he was moderator of the Usenet sci.physics.research group. I recall when he began to devote more time to environmental issues. Lately I have been studying his lessons on the octonions. I stumbled over this web site when I confused the Hopf bifurcation with the Hopf fibration. I listen to music from all over the world, most of it from the 21st century. I bet you didn't know that South Korea has the world's best hip-hop. And don't get me started on Viet Nam or Kazakhstan.
But here I am mostly concerned about the political aspect of environmentalism. I hold a faint hope that it may be helpful to understand the psychology of our "leaders" and their baffling resistance to environmental action. If there is understanding, then perhaps a weak spot may be found. If you would like to begin a discussion of that I would be happy to. I've even made the sacrifice of reading one of Rush Limbaugh's books to see how he thought about it. Interested?
I also think that liberal institutions and liberal voters in general have some very counterproductive habits. If this could be changed I think this could make a very big difference.