Monday, July 30, 2012

We're cooking the planet….(part 4)

A recent commentary by Bill McKibben on the website offers some analysis and explanation—maybe it's not new, but I haven't seen it before—that gives really stark insight into the worsening global climate change. Take a look. Try out your own convictions about man-made climate change up against McKibben's facts and conclusions.

And after you finish doing that, ask yourself what kind of planet your grandchildren will be living on, 25 or 50 years from now….

Here's an excerpt from McKibben's piece, "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math":

"But what all these climate numbers make painfully, usefully clear is that the planet does indeed have an enemy – one far more committed to action than governments or individuals. Given this hard math, we need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization. 'Lots of companies do rotten things in the course of their business – pay terrible wages, make people work in sweatshops – and we pressure them to change those practices,' says veteran anti-corporate leader Naomi Klein, who is at work on a book about the climate crisis. "But these numbers make clear that with the fossil-fuel industry, wrecking the planet is their business model. It's what they do."

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