Humans have the solutions to address climate change. The question is: Do we have the will?
PUBLISHED January 24, 2019
The evidence that humans are causing climate change, with drastic consequences for life on the planet, is overwhelming, but the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future.
A global conversation that began with concern over warming has now turned to the broader term climate change, preferred by scientists to describe the complex shifts now affecting our planet’s weather and climate systems. Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts. All of these changes are emerging as humans continue to add heat-trapping greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.