Summary of Let's Prepare for Our New Climate

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Let's Prepare for Our New Climate summary
Climate change is coming. Get prepared.


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In her earnest TED Talk, lawyer and global warming expert Vicki Arroyo surveys the cataclysmic effects of climate change and discusses how various communities are preparing. Although her examples are more specific than far reaching, they trigger critical thinking on the issue of how best to brace for global warming. getAbstract recommends Arroyo’s presentation to environmentalists and anyone interested in blunting the worst effects of climate change.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How climate change will affect the planet
  • How individuals and communities are coping proactively


Devastating weather events are becoming more frequent. The military calls climate change a “threat multiplier” that will cause unrest and insecurity globally. Communities must take a proactive approach to preparing for three categories of climate-related risk:
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About the Speaker

Vicki Arroyo is a lawyer and executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.

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