Christiana Figueres was executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016.
Climate change is here now, and it’s time to urgently ask ourselves: What kind of future do we want to work toward? The air we breathe is key to answering this question. Global warming is not just manifesting in devastating fires, floods and heatwaves; its causes are impacting nearly every breath we take.