“Basically, stopping warming at 1.5C would involve an immediate, coordinated crash program of re-industrialization, involving every major country in the world. It would be like the US mobilizing for WWII, only across the globe, sustained for the rest of the century. Nothing like that has ever happened. Nothing even remotely similar has ever happened. There are currently no indications that any such effort is getting underway, and indeed the US is vigorously moving the other direction.” In order to stave off the existential threat of climate change, we just have to do some things we’ve never done before, even though we’re basically doing the opposite of that right now. Vox: 4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report.

+ PBS Newshour: The world needs to make near-revolutionary change to avoid imminent climate disaster. Is there hope?

+ Thought experiment: After a major storm, it might make sense to rebuild somewhere that’s not in the path of major storms. “With local officials often incentivized to replicate the past, experts in disaster relief say changes in federal law and regulations may be needed to reorient the system to reflect climate realities.” NYT: As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in Cycle of Damage and Repair.