No one gets to sit this one out. All hands on deck, or we’re all going down with Mothership Earth.
”’[This development] symbolizes that so far we have failed miserably in tackling this problem,’ said Pieter P. Tans, who runs the monitoring program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that reported the new reading.
Ralph Keeling, who runs another monitoring program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, said a continuing rise could be catastrophic. ‘It means we are quickly losing the possibility of keeping the climate below what people thought were possibly tolerable thresholds,’ he said.”