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Lesson 9
What Now? Responding to Climate Change

How should we respond to the challenge of anthropogenic climate change?


You have seen the movies. As the global climate catapults out of control, the weather begins to go crazy. Humans throughout the world are isolated and millions die. Meanwhile, a few level-headed people somehow manage to survive against all odds. These people single-handedly save the day.

Life is not like that. Yes, our climate is changing and this may result in increased instances of extreme weather, but these changes are taking place gradually. It is true that climate change is affecting the world's food and water supplies, but it is not up to the select few to survive and save the day. Rather, an effective response to climate change requires the coordinated efforts of nations, corporations, communities and individuals.

In this lesson, you will learn about how the human impact on climate change can be reduced, how people are currently responding to climate change and how you can join in and make a difference.