|For brevity, let's let this represent the whole media & government & industry response:|
Well more than fair to them.
Perhaps you can take an hour and try this (or not) ... listen to 'Fork in the Road' (the tune not the album, lyrics & YouTube link here), watch the video a few times. What's he sayin'? Is it a mystery?
和悦梦想 (harmonious happy dream)
Look, see, and think for yourself. Make up your own mind.
What's left of it.
There could be quibbles with this, some of 'em serious; but let's let all'a that philosophical guff slide on by. A-and the consequences of a mistake could be more than temporary discomfort, make the Shoah look like the Teddy Bear's Picnic perhaps, by two or three orders of magnitude; but let's let that go too.
Round numbers - half a million years, four ice ages, and one hockey stick:
The data comes from analysis of Antarctic ice cores & the Keeling curve published by NOAA - it is not even vaguely controversial. Almost regular (as things go in what we know of a wildly variable universe). Sort'a like, breathing.
So. Best guess. Make a long story short: Ditch the economy and keep civilization, or, blow 'em both off. Not much of a choice really. Could almost call it a 'no brainer'.
The drop-dead date is already passed, or, not later than 2020 depending on who you listen to. Do what's necessary to flat-line and reduce CO2 emissions by then or the window into a less than +2° world permanently shuts an' the fat lady starts singin'. See: Joeri Rogelj et al. '2020 emissions levels required to limit warming to below 2°C' in Nature Climate Change, December 2012. Heavy.
Tell me (I want to believe) that the polity: world governments, the EU, the United Nations, the twenty-years-on-and-so-far-zilch UNFCCC ... NGOs, Rob Ford; will get their thumbs out in time - and do it with a straight face.
The girls are lookin' straight atch'a:
And please, let the positive descend like a dove rather than a doctrine:
(Cartoons by xkcd are featured on Climate Central.)
Recessional hymn in memory of my friend Vincent Bernardus Tieleman Twight ... by The Rolling Stones: "May be the Last Time I don't know."
Be well gentle readers, enjoy.Keep on bloggin'
'Til the power goes out
And your battery's dead.
Twist and Shout.