Over 99 percent of climate scientists understand that humans are the primary cause of climate change. And the changes—from megadroughts to sea level rise—are becoming more intense.
So in the coming years, people will have to work toward (1) adapting to whatever climate change we fail to stop and (2) stopping climate change from getting even worse.
The number one action that you can take is to demand common sense solutions to tackle climate change from our leaders. All of us can support immediate action by the government to address global warming.
Climate change and our response to it will create trillion-dollar industries in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, and every type of adaptation imaginable. Anyone who wants to be employable in a carbon-constrained world while contributing to the solution will have a great many choices and options available to them—if you start studying and planning now.