Although we all hope that we can mitigate the worse consequences of climate change - like wildfires, floods, landslides and more - being prepared should be something we all do. Although some of the specific advice in The Tyee article from The Tyee is very specific to British Columbia, Canada, there is a lot of good information that can apply to you no matter where you live.
The article was produced in collaboration with the Climate Disaster Project whose team members believe that “Sharing our climate disaster stories, no matter how big or small, helps others feel less alone, builds community, and inspires change.”
Could you take the ideas of The Tyee article and write one for your community and share it with friends and family to help them prepare for if (when?) disaster strikes? Could you approach academic institutions, journalists and other potentially interested individuals (i.e. librarians, educators) about creating a Climate Disaster Project for your region?
Though it is scary discussing how to prepare for disaster, one of the most important things you can do to help fight climate change is to talk about it as it can be a first step to planting the seeds of change.