Monday, September 24, 2007

Climate Change

I know this isn’t a global warming blog, but climate change will have a big impact on what we’ll be able to afford to do in corr sent in the future. How big? Depends on how fast we act, apparently.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon, opening a landmark summit on climate change, warned world leaders Monday they face condemnation by future generations if they fail to tackle greenhouse-gas pollution.

"Climate change, and what we do about it, will define us, our era, and ultimately the global legacy we leave for future generations," the secretary general said.
"The time for doubt has passed," said Ban, as he noted the grim 4th assessment on climate change by the United Nations' top scientific panel this year.

"If we do not act now, the impact of climate change will be devastating," he added. "We have affordable measures and technologies to begin addressing the problem right now. What we do not have is time."

Hmm, status quo unsustainable, costs much greater if we act later rather than sooner, deniers and obstructionists blocking meaningful, fact-based action, Schwarzenegger talking big and walking less (but still better than most), our grandchildren wondering what the hell we were thinking . . . sounds like something else, can’t quite put my finger on it . . . what could it be???

Maybe a nation that could govern itself effectively would know.

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