I know I have read something from you, and I think it was your first book, and yet I cannot for the life of me recall it. I know I have read a couple of other things from you and the same...not your fault as I do know you are pretty good with what you write and what those things are about but the ol' memory is slipping these past few years.
Anyways...'What can be done at this late date?'...
Go with the flow, it seems. Isn't that what some of the all-powerful believe, as evidenced by some trying to circumvent the disastrous actions of others?
Would it not be beneficient to mankind if religion was tossed out the door so that we realize 'here and now' is more important than 'later'?
Australia is now introducing certain kinds of coral to replenish the Great Barrier Reef, all because that provides so much tourism and employment and income and taxes. Taken a step further, trucking waste out to the edges of verdant lands bordering on deserts might deposit material ready for the rains, in order to revitalize those areas, and would extend what land can be utilized for whatever purposes. Ah, but it depends on the rains for that...the coral reefs depend on water temperature for that...and of course, ice melting and playing with ocean/sea temperatures affect those and more.
Ah...but is it not so that our Earth has undergone so many upheavals during its cycles that we, as pretty good thinkers, wonder what it is that we can do to have a great affect upon Earth and its mores?
No offense, but a few million dinosaurs had no impact on changing the outcome of a devastation that wiped most of them out, which enabled the lowly mammal to take its moment and evolve to us...and all kinds of other creatures.
Could what is coming be just another step in some of Earth's creatures and what we/they may evolve to?...becoming more resilient to harshities?...possibly setting us up for off-world or inner-world existence?