Few of us are not aware of the dire statistics of our present world. The amount of carbon we release into the atmosphere continues to increase even though we’ve made some progress in limiting some sources. Extreme weather events, climate refugees, and species extinctions herald the arrival of climate change while exploding population growth and resource depletion exacerbate the situation. Now, we know that we have eleven years to turn it around before we are beset with irreversible climate chaos. Before you go out behind the house and shoot yourself, remember that we got ourselves into this mess and we certainly have the knowledge and wherewithal to get ourselves out of it.
We are told that every ton of carbon we put in the atmosphere will be there for ten thousand years or more. I don’t think that needs to be so.
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