There is much bad news today, and it's easy to get distracted by whatever specific catastrophe is coming our way. The bigger picture is even worse, as observed in this editorial in the New York Times. It seems the all our elected officials believe they are doing good, no matter how insane or destructive their actions.
In large part, there's nothing we can do about the bigger picture. Our only course of action lies in working to avoid individual specific catastrophes. Find whatever good candidates you can find to support, and work like hell to help them win.