A friend of mine says we’re going to treat global warming the way we used to treat exams in high school and college. We’re going to wait until the last minute and then we’re going to start a major flurry of activity to try to stop and reverse the climate change.
Alas, I’m afraid he’s right. This is one way we humans handle big problems. It’s how the US dealt with World War II.
Trouble is, the greenhouse gases that will cause tomorrow’s warming are already in the atmosphere today. And when we finally get around to an effective flurry of activity, we may have to settle for a much warmer earth than we’re used to today.