21 May '11, 8pm

Editorial Boards of Washington Post, LA Times, Pen Scathing Warnings on Climate

Climate-change deniers, in other words, are willfully ignorant, lost in wishful thinking, cynical or some combination of the three. And their recalcitrance is dangerous, the report makes clear, because the longer the nation waits to respond to climate change, the more catastrophic the planetary damage is likely to be -- and the more drastic the needed response. That response, the panel concluded, ought to include not only a strong policy to begin reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also a plan to begin adapting to climate change, some amount of which is already inevitable; more research into climate science and alternative energies; and active engagement in international efforts to control climate change. Given the global nature of the problem, the report says, U.S. action can't be sufficient, but "strong U.S. emission efforts will enhance our ability to influence other ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/editorial-boards-...

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