Our carbon/greenhouse gas production is unsustainable to our continued existence on this planet.
Subsidies to wildly profitable Dirty Energy Companies have not made sense for more than a decade.
Our failures to embrace alternative energy have been tepid, at best, while the rest of the world moves forward.
The US, with 5% of the world's population, consumes 25% of the world's resources, not because we're the most productive, but rather because we're energy gluttons.
There will be a 'tipping point' that Al Gore described, a point beyond which we cannot return.
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is
Illustration by Edel Rodriguez
July 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.
Meteorologists reported that this spring was the warmest ever recorded for our nation – in fact, it crushed the old record by so much that it represented the "largest temperature departure from average of any season on record." The same week, Saudi authorities reported that it had rained in Mecca despite a temperature of 109 degrees, the hottest downpour in the planet's history.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz228VdrBLa
Bill McKibben Is Wrong, We Must Not Forget That
"We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us"
By Nicholas C. Arguimbau