Instead of plowing money into risky and potentially outmoded investments, policymakers should focus their energy on building popular support for decarbonization by providing immediate political benefits to voters.
We must prepare for the transition quickly, expanding access to training so affected workers can easily find employment in renewable energy projects, renewing the electrical grid, building retrofits and more.
Adaptation and mitigation are already becoming business as usual for local governments and professional practitioners, but widespread collaboration on integrated adaptation and mitigation isn't underway.
Geothermal energy is a powerful antidote to our preoccupation with fossil fuels. The transformation can be painless, but requires alignment of enlightened corporate interests with provincial and national objectives.