the spiral trend is down? It depends on which way you are looking.
The only way to save 'us' is to save yourself first. It has to start with individual responsibility and compassion, that's the only way change will happen.
Cecil sometimes asks people, friends, himself, "What have you done for the good of the world today?"
Live creatively, spread joy, walk lightly on the earth, and change yourself...then the spiral will move upwards.