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.
Fossil-fuel producing countries have to stop trading off climate risks for resource revenues. Growing public pressure and more profitable renewables are pushing fossil fuel producers to act.
When we recognize that energy systems completely influence every aspect of our lives, it becomes more difficult to argue that we can simply change nothing at all, or everything at once.
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.