In a follow-up to Rolling Stone Magazine’s recent article, “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here,” author Eric Holthaus and ten climate experts, including Science Policy Director J. Drake Hamilton, took to Reddit to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum to offer answers to readers’ questions. One of the most common questions that came up during the AMA was, “What can I do to help?”
Below is an excerpt from the answers, plus insight to other information on the future of climate change and our planet learned during the AMA.
The experts agree that modifying individual habits won’t be enough to combat climate change – we need to see big changes at the government level too.
“We need both, to show our elected leaders we have skin in the game, but we need to demand that they take actions at the scale of their power,” said J. Drake Hamilton, senior policy director at Fresh Energy. “I have heard Congressmen crow about switching a few light bulbs — they need to sign into law comprehensive, market-based systems that put a limit/price on carbon pollution and internalize those external costs of climate.”
To read the full summary of the AMA, visit Rolling Stone.