Great TED Talk:

Set aside the politics: Data shows that climate change is happening, measurably, now. And as Vicki Arroyo says, it’s time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate, with its increased risk of flooding, drought and uncertainty. She illustrates this inspiring talk with bold projects from cities all over the world — local examples of thinking ahead.

Vicki Arroyo uses environmental law and her background in biology and ecology to help prepare for global climate change. Full bio »

Themes along those lines are the subject of next year’s Living Future unConference (May 15 – 17, Seattle, Washington).