Scientific American published this piece outlining three fundamental things we must do, and how we can make it happen:
Ever since the “code red” report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this August, many people have been feeling shell-shocked. In addition to bringing a serious dose of reality to those who don’t keep up with the latest advances in climate science, the most important message of the report is that it is not too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we act rapidly and decisively to cut the emissions that are warming our planet. But what would that look like?
It comes down to three things: phase out fossil fuels, deploy clean energy, and protect the world’s forests.
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