Despite what many Climate Inaction Figures would have us believe, there are a number of practical, workable solutions to climate change: solar and wind energy, fuel efficiency, improved building methods – these are all effective and even necessary steps we can take.
But the single most important thing we can do is to put a price on carbon. It is a crucial step for us take and one that has the overwhelming support of economists, climate scientists and (reasonable) politicians on both sides of the aisle.
One group that has spearheaded efforts to spread awareness about solutions like these is The Years Project, led by Joel Bach and David Gelber. Season Two of their Emmy-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously (airing this fall on National Geographic) will focus on solutions and explore why putting a price on carbon is so important to helping solve this crisis.