Climate change poses an existential threat to humans. Climate affects everything — including weather, agriculture, health, economy, travel, and supply chains — and will have intergenerational impacts. Every day, we experience the impacts of climate change in some part of the world. Now is the time to act. Large institutions like Penn State University face choices about how we respond to climate change: choices related to energy, preparedness, research, curriculum, co-curricular engagement, and community outreach across the Commonwealth.