1st Edition

Plan for a Turbulent Future Your Roadmap to Personal Resilience for a Changing Climate

By Remi Charron Copyright 2022
    150 Pages 10 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    150 Pages 10 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    150 Pages 10 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    Millions of lives and businesses have either been lost or significantly impacted by COVID-19. Yet, many are warning that climate change will be much more devastating over the coming decades. Reality is starting to set in. We are not going to achieve our global mitigation targets; we probably won’t even come close. Individuals faced with this reality react differently, from willful ignorance to anxiety and depression, all normal reactions. If you believe in science and understand the likelihood of our failure to meet our targets, you need to accept and plan for an unknown, challenging future. We may be individually powerless to stop climate change, but we certainly can act in ways that will help us better face the consequences. This book provides a structured approach to plan and prepare today for a world rocked by a turbulent climate.

    1. Planning for a Turbulent Future

    2. Climate Targets Missed – So What?

    3. Mourn for our Lost Future

    4. Plan for Personal and Family Resilience

    5. Physical Health

    6. Mental Health

    7. Learning and Education – Kids and Homeschooling

    8. Learning and Education – Personal Skills and Knowledge

    9. Community Building

    10. Financial Preparation

    11. Physical Preparation

    12. Low Carbon Resilient Home Retrofits

    13. Putting Plan to Action


    Remi Charron is a professional engineer with a PhD in net-zero energy buildings. He is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for a Master’s of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology’s Vancouver campus. He also works as an independent consultant for the provincial (British Columbia) and Canadian governments on projects related to making housing more energy efficient and resilient. Remi lives in Pemberton, British Columbia, where he and his wife run a small family farm.