The problem is not that there are still a few climate change deniers around. Indeed most people accept what the scientists say, i.e., “The climate that life has thrived in for thousands of years is being changed due to human caused global warming. The changing climate means more extreme and erratic weather, more flooding, more drought, serious food shortages, high economic stress, more fighting over dwindling resources, species extinction, etc.”.

The problem is that most people don’t seem to understand the urgency of the situation. We have only a few years left to start making substantial reductions in our CO2 emissions and methane leakage rates to prevent intolerable changes to the environment, changes that most of us will have to deal with before long. We need to stop messing around and get on with fixing the problem.

And we can’t wait for the Denier-in-Chief to get thrown out of office before we get serious. Despite the obstacles he is placing in front of us, we need to be doing everything we can to stop further global warming. That includes strengthening public awareness of the problem, and by making major reductions in our own CO2 emissions.

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