Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Why did they destroy our world?"

It has become very hard for me recently to ignore the issue of climate change. I have concluded that there is no subject more important. It trumps every other issue. No other issue even comes close in its importance.

The entire world must unite for the first time. No longer can individuals or individual nations pursue a path that threatens the survival of the biosphere. Waiting until it is too late is not an option. The possibility of run away climate changes, similar to the period known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) is to risk the possibility of a planet-altering period the likes of which will change the evolutionary path of our species.
Recent data from the Grace Gravity Recover and Climate Experiment indicate that we have in the lost roughly 2 trillion tons of global ice since 2003. The world should be united in its alarm. Instead, we talk about our own self-interests. We fiddle while Rome burns.

What will it take to wake up the human family to recognize the greatest threat to their continued existence? Will what is left of our species have to wait thousands of years in artificially created biospheres for the healing of our planet? Our children of the future are right now asking the question, "Why did they destroy our world?"

Read the Climate Change 2007:
Synthesis Report
Summary for Policymakers Here


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