Very soon we are going to experience one of the largest global adult education events in modern history, driven by the impacts of climate change.
Right now, Climate Literacy is not a priority for large portions of the population as is evidenced by there being a general lack of understanding of what exactly is causing the global heating, what the highest leverage actions are that we can take to mitigate against this spiralling completely out of control and not being able to articulate what the top 5-10 actions are, based on the lastest peer-reviewed reasarch, an individual can take to profoundly impact the emission trajectory we are on.
In a preprint entitled Global warming in the pipeline Dr James Hansen and his 14 co-authors make this observation:
And as these consequences begin to be felt in greater frequency they state:
I cannot overemphasise how critical it is to immediately take urgent action to improve your climate literacy and set a course to act on the knowledge you acquire.
There are two major tasks ahead:
1) Urgent mitigation action against worsening impacts, and
2) Adaptation action against what is now locked in to the climate system.
How far are you down this path?