My answer: My Dear, we might all have to move.
Environmental degradation around the world is creating a new category of people known as "environmental refugees," a United Nations group says.
What's more, the refugees' ranks are growing rapidly.
There are at least 20 million environmental refugees worldwide,more than those displaced by war and political repression combined.
Human migrations are expected to increase as average global temperatures continue to rise and we experience rising sea levels, more severe weather disasters, and other impacts as a result of global warming.
What can you do?
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the key to solving global climate change. A major way these gases get into the atmosphere is when people burn coal, oil, and natural gas for energy. Everyone uses energy, and everyone can be part of the solution!
But don't forget that climate change is already happening. We're seeing some of the impacts now, and we'll experience more in the future. So we need to prepare and plan for the changes we know are coming.
- Learn about technologies that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being added to the atmosphere.
- Discover actions you can take to save energy and slow climate change. Simple actions like turning off lights, conserving water, and recycling all make a difference.
- Explore ways people can prepare for climate change.