The heat is on, and its no joke. This is not a drill. Earth as at the tipping point.
Scientists have been warning politicians for years about impending doom from carbon pollution and mistreatment of planet Earth by humans. Republicans made a joke of it, but it is not.
Now, it is interesting the United Nations has issued the report because the U.N. is suddenly emerging a relevant institution. The most recent instance is with regard to Syria where the U.N. Security Council is overseeing chemical weapons security and disposal. The new agreement between Russia and the U.S. says that if Syria breaches the agreement, the U.N. Security Council is on point to render punishment, not the United States.
Many Americans wanted that outcome.
From "Things that Republicans believe"
"Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools."
Now, reducing the carbon footprint means only one big thing, and that is to stop fueling economies with fossil fuel. That means switching from gas propelled autos to electric. It means switching from fossil fuels renewable energy. It doesn’t mean more nuclear power.
It may mean fracking to extract natural gas, but if and only if that can be done without polluting ground water.
If there is life left in fossil fuel, it will be if and only if. technology can keep it clean.
“U.N. climate change report points blame at humans
By Dave Hennen, Brandon Miller and Eliott C. McLaughlin
updated 5:36 AM EDT, Fri September 27, 2013
U.N. climate report blames humans
(CNN) -- The world's getting hotter, the sea's rising and there's increasing evidence neither are naturally occurring phenomena.
So says a report from the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change, a document released every six years that is considered the benchmark on the topic. More than 800 authors and 50 editors from dozens of countries took part in its creation.
The summary for policymakers was released early Friday, while the full report, which bills itself as "a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change," will be distributed Monday. Other reports, including those dealing with vulnerability and mitigation, will be released next year.