It is easy with a big problem like climate change to become discouraged and overwhelmed. But with smart government actions such as the carbon pass-through tax and support for new technologies we can live better lives through the transition to a post-carbon extraction world. There will also be many entrepreneurial opportunities for de-centralized energy production. Instead of a few major corporations producing needed liquid fuels, we can transition to hundreds of new, local, independent companies providing our energy. As carbon is correctly priced, there will be countless other new business opportunities for helping people manage the transition. If we put the big picture incentives in place, then everyone can do their part by simply paying attention to the price cues and noting how others are handling the transition. Instead of being a huge daunting problem, it will be many manageable decisions on each person’s part. We can build a sustainable future and the journey can also be one of renewed economic vitality. Let’s please dispense with the false narrative that we much choose between prosperity and a sustainable system.