Big oil and its political puppets continue to deny that global warming, now more commonly called climate change, is a man-made problem. But some prominent scientists speculate that by the year 2065 it is conceivable that every coastal city on the planet will be underwater due to the effects of climate change on the earth’s oceans. The generation that will be around to witness or be victims of such outcomes is the one whose members are currently between the ages of 18 and 34 and known as millennials. Those are journalist Geoff Dembicki’s people and they are the face of change.
In his new book, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change, Dembicki warns that the status quo, as regards our current energy policy, is unsustainable. It is up to millennials, the biggest and most influential generation since the post-war baby boom, to force the changes necessary to ensure their own survival. Dembicki’s work has been published in The Tyee, New York Times, Foreign Policy and Vice.