Climate change is soDr. Raymond Najjar Jr.metimes described as a “wicked” problem because it appears to be difficult or impossible to solve. However, scientific and technological advances have clarified the causes of global warming and the actions that can be taken to dramatically reduce it and minimize its negative impacts. Furthermore, there are numerous examples of past problems we have solved that were initially deemed as wicked. Finally, there is evidence that the initial steps towards solving the climate change problem have already been made. Here, I propose five actions you can take to move us more rapidly towards a safe and sustainable climate for us, our children, and our neighbors around the world.  Dr. Raymond Najjar of Penn State University will speak at the “Stirring the Waters” dinner in the state capitol rotunda on April 17.