30 Apr '13, 6am

5 Reasons We Need a New Global Agreement on #ClimateChange by 2015

Unfortunately global warming presents us with daunting and uncompromising math regarding how much global warming pollution can be emitted. According to various scientific studies, global emissions need to peak very close to 2015 (see figure **). Failure to have emissions peak around 2015 leaves the world with two bad choices. The less action that is taken early, the more that must be done in the future. While this seems acceptable to some, it is like waiting to buy life insurance until right before you think the end of your life is near – the cost goes up dramatically and you risk not making the needed investment in time. If the world waits for action we make a dangerous bet that could leave our children and grandchildren on dangerous ground. The second choice that we are left with if we fail to act early is to guarantee that we are leaving humanity with more dangerous cli...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/five_reasons_w...

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