Monday, May 12, 2008

"Civilization's Last Chance"

The LA Times, in an Op-Ed piece today, wastes no time in getting to the point of the story. Just look at it's title: "Civilization's last chance." I can't argue with that.

It's all the doom and gloom that we here at EIGN can appreciate. Take this line, for example, "All of a sudden it isn't morning in America, it's dusk on planet Earth." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Then again, that's probably why we're blogging here where no one reads us and Bill McKibben (author of the piece) is writing in the LA Times.

more excerpts:
"[NASA's James] Hansen's words were well-chosen: "a planet similar to that on which civilization developed." People will doubtless survive on a non-350 [parts per million of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere] planet, but those who do will be so preoccupied, coping with the endless unintended consequences of an overheated planet, that civilization may not." (la times)

So we need no more than 350 ppg of CO2 in the atmosphere... and what is it now? 385! Hoorah! Go us. There are countless more examples of our seemingly inevitable future mentioned in this story and it may be one of the scariest EIGN linked-to articles yet. Go read it now!

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