We all need to adapt
If society is serious about heeding the scientists’ warnings, people will need to change their lifestyles; from eating less meat to swapping cars for bicycles. Attitudes and behaviours will have to adjust. And practically every sector of the economy will face wrenching changes, which we explore in our articles.
Heating, industry and transport will be under pressure to shift to carbon-neutral green gases. New technologies will enable smart cities to optimise everything from traffic management to garbage recycling. Regulators will have a key role to play in implementing carbon abatement and water usage schemes. But even if the technical solutions are at hand to arrest climate change, will voters and the politicians they elect be willing to embrace radical change?