The changing climate is driving future generations to experience the world in new ways.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012, polar ice caps have melted faster in the past 20 years than in the past 10,000, and extreme weather events have become more frequent. Given this grim data, it is important to ask what steps we can take to counteract this issue, and how human ingenuity can step up to the plate to solve this grave dilemma.

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