Al Gore's op-ed in the New York Times, is chilling. He is definitely trying to invoke a sci-fi-esque global call to arms which perhaps will resonate with our nation of "Armageddon" fans. I don't know if people will catch on until the sky actually catches on fire and you need a scuba tank to get to your wall street job.
"In the last 150 years, in an accelerating frenzy, we have been removing increasing quantities of carbon from the ground — mainly in the form of coal and oil — and burning it in ways that dump 70 million tons of CO2 every 24 hours into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The concentrations of CO2 — having never risen above 300 parts per million for at least a million years — have been driven from 280 parts per million at the beginning of the coal boom to 383 parts per million this year.
As a direct result, many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several “tipping points” that could — within 10 years — make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet’s habitability for human civilization."full article here...