“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”Joseph Romm, ever gullible, says
In short — time’s up! America — we better pick the right President in 2008.Oh my god, kiddies, here it is -- the entire future of the planet revolves on the 2008 election!
This just keeps getting more and more absurd, and I wish Hansen, Pachaur, and Romm would just stop the nonsense. A few years this way or that isn't going to make much, if any, difference. Even a decade or so. When we get around to cutting greenhouse gases -- and you can bet it sure won't be by 2012 -- we'll start to make some difference. Until then, we won't. The problem only gets about 1% worse each year, not 10% or something like that. How much worse will the problem be if we delay action by a decade? About 0.3°C, more or less. Not really that much, in the grand scheme of things.
So please, enough with the scare tactics. The real facts are bad enough.