There are many things you will find to read about climate/environment/energy, but as it pertains to why we need to take action now, I have narrowed down a (starter) reading list for you. After you read these, please feel free to email me and we can discuss.
Reasons to be alarmed:
3. The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, August 6016 (on Amazon or get it at the library):
What we can do:
Benefits of taking action (not a complete list):
Divert government funds from pollution-causing industry (Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF)
Lowering costs + increasing adoption rates = Economic Opportunity (DoE trumpets clean tech ‘energy revolution’)
Be prepared, more resilient (Louisiana floods, NC floods, etc.)
If you have any doubts about the morality of taking care of the planet as priority #1, then please read the Pope’s encyclical.