Associate Professor Peter Christoff has expressed the reality check we now face much better than I ever could, so I include this link to his recent article in The Age. He teaches climate policy at the University of Melbourne.
December 13, 2012 | Ronda Jambe
It is a marvel to me that so many commentators on postings to Ambit Gambit reject evidence-based science. Recently I’ve read a bit about the late novelist Michael Crichton’s motivations in writing State of Fear, and I share his concerns about the media-legal-political establishment. But they (in particular the Murdoch press) are the ones who are not serving us well – not the humble scientists who feel obliged to tip their hats in the directions of uncertainty and statistical range.
We owe it to ourselves to exercise the muscles of democracy to turn the coal ship around before it sinks us.
I hope you will read this and consider your options: