Source: INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
By JOHN MERLINE
“With another decade of ‘business-as-usual,’ it becomes impractical to achieve the ‘alternative scenario.’” — James Hansen, climate scientist.
“Substantial reductions in global CO2 emissions must occur within the next 10 to 15 years,” or stopping catastrophic warming “may be nearly impossible.” — “Protecting Our Biosphere” report.
“If we delay action by even a few years, the rate of reduction needed (would be) beyond anything achieved historically and could be very costly, making it practically unachievable.” — Presidential Climate Action Project.
Warnings like these might appear to explain the urgency about climate change shown these days by the Obama administration, where almost every top official has been declaring it the world’s biggest, potentially catastrophic threat.
But in fact those quotes point more to the futility of efforts to stop it. (more…)