Sometimes when I hear people talking about how they are saving the planet, I can’t help but think, “Hello! The planet doesn’t need saving!   We do!” The planet is just fine, and will go on being fine for millions of years after we have polluted ourselves into extinction.   Once we all face the reality that it’s not the planet but ourselves who are in danger, then perhaps we’ll take better care of it.  In the meantime, we are on a trajectory of climate changes that will happen much faster than science is predicting.  We need to get moving on this now.

Posted September 3, 2010