I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

Most of us don’t have a clue what it’s going to take.

I certainly didn’t!

This piece from Jason Hickel has helped me round out my understanding of the enormous task that lies before us if we are to advert a global disaster. 

The stakes cannot be higher.

Right now existing government policies have us hurtling toward 2.7 degrees of heating in the coming decades. 

What will happen to our world under these conditions? As temperatures approach 3 degrees, 30-50% of species are likely to be wiped out. More than 1.5 billion people will be displaced from their home regions. Yields of staple crops will face major decline, triggering sustained food supply disruptions globally. Much of the tropics will be rendered uninhabitable for humans. Such a world is not compatible with civilization as we know it. The status quo is a death march. Our governments are failing us—failing all of life on earth. 

Take a look at the framework he provides and ask: How would you function in these circumstances? What would your business look like? What would your career look like? The reality is, it is extremely likely that we will face these mitigation scenarios as we move deeper into this decade.

How ready are you? What do you need to start doing today to prepare?