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The title is a quote from a new article on Scientific American. It’s good to see reputable media outlets being upfront on the issue.
Here’s one of the best/scariest parts of the article:
The debate on global warming is over. Present levels of carbon dioxide–nearing 400 parts per million (ppm) in the earth’s atmosphere–are higher than they have been at any time in the past 650,000 years and could easily surpass 500 ppm by the year 2050 without radical intervention.
A Climate Repair Manual
Now it’s up to us to force the politicians to care, that’s the only thing that matters. They don’t yet, as the “real” problems are beyond the horizon of their terms of office.
What can we do? As suggested by my local member of parliament I sent an email to our Prime Minister asking that we maintain our Kyoto commitments. It got a semi-form-letter response and a CC to the environment Minister. Could that help? It can’t hurt, and if more people do the same it will. Every politician needs to believe they won’t get re-elected if they don’t start to take action.