This is a question that is posed by those becoming aware of the impending climate catastrophe.
In that Nature's hospitality to us humans (and by extension, the economic system) could not survive a government that is not in tune with the findings and recommendations of climate science, the answer to the question is simple: Do everything that you can to elect leaders who implement science-based climate-policy. The scientists tell us that the Earth's hospitability cannot withstand going 4 years in the wrong ecological direction. So vote for and encourage all others to vote for a healthy planet, regardless of political party or affiliation.
--Tony Ferrara, Climate Action Net