Call To Action: 50 Steps To Deal With A Changing World

Our planet is changing, and the question to ask now is: how much?

From melting Arctic ice to sea level changes, the scientific evidence is piling up that global warming isn’t a distant threat – it’s all around us. We are now at the halfway mark in the 100-month predicted window of action to prevent a rise of 2 degrees Celsius, beyond which a climatic “domino effect” is likely to kick in, an increasing unpredictable reinforcing mechanism that is too complex for climate scientists to predict.

At this halfway point, the Guardian has turned to its columnists, its readers and to learned public figures to ask “what would you suggest we do next?” The answers, which can be accessed from an interactive splash-page, range from pragmatic acceptance to staunch support for hardline measures, from personal goals to yardsticks our governments must adhere to, it’s 50 pieces of fascinating, timely reading.

Access it here.


Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.