David Roberts recently wrote that we will either make radical changes to shape our future, or radical changes beyond our control or ability to avoid will be visited upon us. He is a clear writer and interesting observer of climate issues, you can see his article and other work here:
The only responses that accomplish what we need are rapid installation of clean electricity generation, early retirement of as many fossil fuel consuming equipment, and electrification of as much of the economy as possible. It is incumbent on each of us to analyze how we can lead fulfilling healthy lives while radically reducing our gasoline and overall energy consumption. Your quality of life does not necessarily depend on your energy consumption, and the energy your family does need can be provided with clean renewable resources.