At what point should you start really freaking out about Climate Change? Right Now!
Last week, Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said climate change is not his top priority.
“Yes, [the] climate is an issue and we are working to address it,” he told Reuters, while nonetheless downplaying recent findings by EPA scientists that detailed the size and time-sensitivity of the problem.
But Bill McKibben, author of the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out
“Imagine going to a doctor who says, ‘If you keep eating like this, someday your cholesterol will be too high.’ If you’re like most people,” he says, “you don’t change a thing. Bring on the cheese. But if the doctor says, ‘Your cholesterol is already in the zone where people have heart attacks — in fact, it looks like you may have had a mild stroke already’ — Well, that’s when you say, ‘What pill do I take?
McKibben says that the planet is already in that zone today – contending that, because we don’t worry enough about climate change, we don’t