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By Ross Gelbspan

If left unchecked, weather switch will eventually swamp any other factor dealing with us this present day. certainly, what all started as an preliminary reaction of many institutions--denial and delay--has now grown right into a crime opposed to humanity. In Boiling Point, Ross Gelbspan unearths precisely how the fossil gas is directing the Bush administration's strength and weather guidelines. much more strangely, Gelbspan issues a finger at either the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the situation. eventually, he deals a concrete plan for keeping off a full-blown weather catastrophe.According to Gelbspan, a formal method of weather swap may well resolve many different difficulties in our social, political, and fiscal lives. it should dramatically lessen our reliance on oil, and with it our publicity to instability within the center East. it should create thousands of jobs and lift residing criteria in terrible nations whose populations are suffering from climate-driven ailment epidemics and whose borders are overrun by way of environmental refugees. it's going to additionally extend the worldwide financial system and result in a miles wealthier and extra peaceable global. A passionate call-to-arms and a considerate roadmap for switch, Boiling Point finds what is at stake for our fragile planet.

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The decade of the 1990s was the hottest at least in this last millennium. And the planet is heating at a rate faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. L. Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research put the coming changes in perspective in a letter to Senators Tom Daschle (D–ND) and William Frist (R–TN) in July 2003: There is only one chance in 100 that the rate of warming will be less than double the warming rate of the last 100 years—and a 99 percent probability that it will exceed double the past warming rate .

The accelerating rate of climate change is spelled out in two recent studies—one on the environmental side, one on the energy side. 4 Boiling Point In 2001, researchers at the Hadley Center, Britain’s main climate research institute, found that the climate will change 50 percent more quickly than was previously assumed. That is because earlier computer models calculated the impacts of a warming atmosphere on a relatively static biosphere. But when they factored in the warming that has already taken place, they found that the rate of change is compounding.

They are documented physical changes that are taking place as you read this. But the real news about climate change is not about its destructive potential. The real news lies in the extraordinary opportunity the climate crisis presents to us. Given how very central energy is to our existence, a solution to climate change—which is appropriate to the magnitude of the problem—could also begin to reverse some very discouraging and destructive political and economic dynamics as well. Nature’s requirement that humanity cut its use of carbon fuels by 70 percent in a very short time leaves us with basically two choices.

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