Here's a statement on the Environmental Crisis that caught my attention. It's hard to misinterpret the meaning of Bill McKibben's prose. And he is quoting the chief scientist at NASA, a man whose knowledge of the weather and the planet must work, or else astronauts would die and the space program would fail. If we don't take this man's word as valid, who knows more than he? I read this article and I'm convinced.
Civilization's last chance; The planet is nearing a tipping point on climate change, and it gets much worse, fast.
By Bill McKibben, May 11, 2008
Even for Americans -- who are constitutionally convinced that there will always be a second act, and a third, and a do-over after that, and, if necessary, a little public repentance and forgiveness and a Brand New Start -- even for us, the world looks a little terminal right now.