I hope someone thinks up a something more specific than “do everything we can.” Entire very large techno-industrial systems such as transportation, finance, food production will need to be reengineered and built anew, and that can’t happen unless detailed plans are made, blueprints, schematic diagrams, step by step to do lists. Humankind is nowhere near getting started with any of that.
The only starting point I can think of would be more persuasive communications than are in use now. After all, as things stand now, the climate deniers are the optimists. They’re the ones saying that things aren’t really as bad as all that, despite what all the disaster freak Chicken Littles are saying, the sky isn’t really falling. Those of us who are and have been saying, Uh, yes, it really sort of is are the ones seen as the doom and gloom negative thinkers possibly with agendas and ulterior motives.
If the current episodes of bad weather subside for awhile come spring, that will make it all that much harder to get large numbers of people to forget all the stupid wars and beauty contests and vicarious living through celebrities and wealth seeking activities and begin thinking about how best to change things.
When a storm or series of storms are right there and raging, when a typhoon or tornado or cyclone or hurricane is happening right there in your face, all that can be done is hope to survive so the clean up and rebuilding can begin and lessons as to how to be better prepared for the next one can be learned.
But if the storm doesn’t stop but just keeps on coming, what then?
The communicators need to be looking for better ways to creatively spread the word that it’s all real but without scaring the population into a state of pessimistic fatalistic surrender or a scapegoating let’s get weapons and attack the problem with panicked hysterical warlike rage.