A new report by the UN says we have 12 years to reduce fossil fuel usage before we unleash extreme heat, droughts, flood, and all the violence and poverty that will accompany catastrophic climate change.

It’s time to be honest about who is to blame for this situation. It’s not individuals and their consumer choices that have landed us in this mess. Any serious assessment must instead look to the systemic causes, the first of which is large profit-seeking corporations.