One big difficulty in addressing climate change is that there are a lot of bad sources out there, throwing around a lot of bad information. Lefty climate activists — the people most inclined to spend their time and effort trying to do something about the problem — tend to get their information from quasi-leftist sources, who tend to make silly claims like “ 100 companies cause 70% of global emissions”, or “ the richest 10% of people are responsible for half of emissions”, and so on. Then there are the right-wing types, who used to be into denying climate change, but who nowadays tend to throw up a giant cloud of FUD — for the non-finance types, that’s “fear, uncertainty, and doubt” — about green energy. The whole thing can get absolutely exhausting. The result, I think, is that much of the populace sort of tunes the whole climate debate out.
What’s really frustrating about this state of affairs is that there actually are quite a few excellent sources of information out there. Four of my favorites are Nat Bullard (formerly of Bloomberg New Energy Finance), Zeke Hausfather of Stripe and CarbonBrief, Hannah Ritchie of Oxford and Our World in Data, and Jesse Jenkins of Princeton. If you really want to know what’s going on with the climate, I recommend starting off by following those four people’s work. But they’re far from the only ones putting out good information — publications like The Economist and international organizations like the IEA have a ton of great resources as well.