Over at The Week, I have a new piece reacting to the latest publication from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warning that world is running out of time to adequately address the threat from climate change. Without profound changes in our approach to fossil fuel usage, we may not be able to avoid the worst future effects. The world will have what appears to be a last opportunity to right the path at negotiations in Paris next year:
One of the goals for Paris, then, will be to follow through on these promises and identify methodologies for creating more of these win-win situations, where climate change mitigation is paired with other immediate benefits, in a way which can be embraced by the widest possible range of participating nations. If even that attempt fails, then this planet and the people living on it will be on the path toward an unimaginably dire and dangerous future.
You can read the entire article over at The Week.