Eleven new climate reports detail the urgency of the problem, the shortfalls of current commitments, and new opportunities for action — just as the COP27 meeting in Egypt proceeds.
Of all these reports, the one that grabbed my attention is Extreme Heat, Preparing for the Extreme Heat Waves of the Future published by The Red Cross. The amount of pre-planning involved in saving lives is considerable and extends across many levels of governments and humanitarian organizations. This is a good place to start if you are interested in learning about effective adaptation methods to prepare for the effects of climate change.
It's clearer with passing time that as individual, families, societies, that while we work for mitigation, we need to be working on adapting too. I'm doing a presentation for the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights in December and I'm going to bring adaptation considerations into my presentation for the first time.