Life on Earth or business as usual?

The US’s leading climatologist talks about what our future looks like if we continue along with business as usual — and what we could do to prevent catastrophe:

“…Well, I think the government should be asking the scientific community. We have a National Academy of Sciences that was formed at the request of Abraham Lincoln to advise the government on technical matters, which require scientific expertise. So if the government wants to do something it could ask the Academy to give it a report to provide some guidance and that’s not really happening. Instead, we’re allowing the politics to control the discussion and that then ends up leading to little if any action because politics is not going to allow it simply because there’s such a preference among the fossil fuel industry and the people who are making a lot of money off of it to continue business as usual…”

This article was published 24 April ’13, in partnership with

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